Takeda has formed long-term, ongoing partnerships with international NGOs and other groups to support their efforts to improve access to healthcare for people in developing countries. The “Takeda Initiative” is a 10-year grant program running from 2010 to 2019 to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) by helping it develop the capacity of healthcare providers in three countries in Africa. For example in Nigeria, more than 11,000 teachers received training in AIDS education in 2012 through programs which were partly supported by the Takeda Initiative, and they went on to teach more than 1.2 million students about AIDS. As a result of these kinds of activities, the HIV infection rates among young people in Nigeria have been falling.
10 years Duration of the “Takeda Initiative” healthcare support program in Africa