Takeda Announces Selection of Global CSR Programs Emphasizing Prevention for Health in Developing and Emerging Countries

-Three Programs Selected by an Online Vote of All Takeda Employees-

Osaka, Japan, June 30, 2017 — Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) (“Takeda”) today announced that it has selected three global CSR programs that emphasize prevention for health in developing and emerging countries. These programs were selected based on the results of an online vote of all Takeda employees worldwide. Employees from more than 70 countries cast their votes, and selected three programs run by organizations with proven track records: UNICEF, Plan International, and JOICFP. All three of these programs are large-scale programs that are being launched by the aforementioned organizations in partnership with Takeda.

Takeda implements Global CSR Programs that emphasize “Prevention for Health in Developing and Emerging Countries.” All three of the programs selected share this theme, and are intended to contribute to the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages.”*

As a pharmaceutical company that is committed to improving people’s lives, Takeda strives better health for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. At the same time, the company will continue to contribute to society by supporting patients and their families who cannot be sufficiently supported by the provision of pharmaceutical products alone.
Takeda will commit a total of 2.75 billion yen to these three programs.

◆ Program Outlines and Partner organizations

 

Partner

Program Outline

Area

Period

Budget

1

UNICEF

"The First 1000 Days": Health and Nutrition program

Benin, Madagascar, Rwanda

5 years

¥1 billion

2

Plan International

Holistic health program for refugee crisis of South Sudan and Syria

Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon

5 years

¥1 billion

3

JOICFP

Protecting the lives of pregnant women in Africa

Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana

5 years

¥750 million

* Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): On September 25th 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations adopted a set of 17 goals, comprising 169 targets, for sustainable development.

The following three programs which were selected based on Takeda employees' vote last year are making good progress.

 

Partner

Program outline

Area

Period

Budget

1

UN Foundation

“Global Measles Vaccination for Children” Program

Approximately 40 developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

10 years

¥1 billion

2

World Vision Japan

Community Health Worker Training for Maternal and Child Health

India, Bangladesh,

Nepal, Afghanistan

5 years

¥500 million

3

Save the Children Japan

Maternal and Newborn Health for Ethnic Minorities

Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos

5 years

¥250 million


Partner organizations and Program Outlines
. UNICEF: “The First 1,000 Days”: Health and Nutrition Programs
■  Outline: This program aims to achieve improvements in “The First 1,000 Days” of life, which serve as the foundation for health over the entire lifespan, through a comprehensive approach that targets pregnant women, newborns, and children under 5 years of age through integrated Health and Nutrition programs.
■  Areas: Benin, Madagascar, Rwanda
■  Period: 5 years
■  Budget: 1 billion yen

2. Plan International: Holistic health program for refugee crisis from South Sudan and Syria
■  Outline:  This program aims to improve the health of around 500,000 refugees who are mainly women and children, the most vulnerable of all refugees, by providing them with clean water, improving the nutrition of the children, and improving the health of breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
■  Areas: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan
■  Period: 5 years
■  Budget: 1 billion yen

3. JOICFP: Protecting the lives of pregnant women and girls in Africa
■  Outline: This program aims to protect the lives of pregnant women and girls in Africa through   community-led health initiatives, by empowering women with knowledge and providing basic reproductive health care at the grassroots level where access to services is limited.
■  Areas: Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana
■  Period: 5 years
■  Budget: 750 million yen

About UNICEF
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
https://www.unicef.org/

About Plan International
Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organization committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. Plan places a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. When disasters or conflict threatens children’s lives and well-being, Plan is quick to respond. Together, we are transforming lives.

About JOICFP
JOICFP is a Japan-born international NGO, striving to create a world where no woman dies in childbirth. Established in 1968 in response to requests for technical transfer of Japan's experience in promoting family planning and maternal and child health, JOICFP works to improves the health status of women, men and young people through community-led initiatives that provide appropriate knowledge and necessary basic reproductive health care at the grassroots level where access is limited.


About Takeda CSR Activities
For Takeda, CSR is rooted in putting the patient in the center and operating a pharmaceutical business that creates outstanding products. In addition, we strive to maintain and improve sound business processes, and to engage in activities to promote a sustainable society as a good corporate citizen. In doing so, we are implementing a model of value creation and preservation through CSR. This will help us to build trust with society, reinforce our reputation, and further develop the pharmaceutical business. For more information, visit http://www.takeda.com/csr/policy/


Media Contacts:
Kazumi Kobayashi
+81 (0) 3-3278-2095
kazumi.kobayashi@takeda.com

 

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