Access to Medicines - Hearing from Patients | Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Patients and Partners

Our Access to Medicines approach is centered on patients’ needs. Our programs are focused on strengthening countries’ healthcare systems at every stage of the patient journey.

Meet some of the patients benefitting from our Patient Assistance Programs, a cornerstone of our Access to Medicines approach. Our Patient Assistance Programs use innovative and collaborative financing models to increase access to treatment, while maximizing medical benefits. These programs are currently running across 14 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.

Since their inception in 2016, these Patient Assistance Programs have made it possible for around 1,300 patients to complete their course of treatment even if they could not afford to pay for it in full.

Meet 33-year old Lucy Ndungu, from Thika, Kenya who is a hairdresser and beautician living with multiple myeloma.

Hear Demie’s story and how Takeda’s Patient Assistance Program ensured she received the treatment she needed for Hodgkin lymphoma and returned to college.

Follow Krishnan on his journey with chronic myeloid leukemia, and how treatment through Takeda and The Max Foundation helped him regain precious moments with his family.

Driving Impact with Partners

We take a strategic approach to partnerships by working with organizations who have the knowledge, skillset and in-country expertise to jointly work towards strengthening health systems in low-and-middle income countries. Here are some of the partners we are currently working with:

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Duke university logo
International Cancer Institute logo
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Public Health Foundation of India logo
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