Bayer donates antibiotic to Zanzibar

Bayer Healthcare has donated enough of one of its antibiotics to improve healthcare for as many as 40,000 patients in underserved communities in Zanzibar.

The antibiotic, ciprofloxacin, is used to treat many bacterial infections including respiratory, urinary tract, gastrointestinal, and abdominal infections.

Bayer gave over 7,000 units of ciprofloxacin tablets to Project Hope UK, who presented the donation to the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar. The main recipient of the medicine will be the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, as it serves one fifth of the total population in semi-autonomous Zanzibar. Rural health facilities may also receive a delivery of the antibiotic.

“We aim to make our products accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of their income or where they live. We are delighted to work with the team of Project HOPE and the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar to address the medical needs of patients in Zanzibar to help speed up the recovery process for patients in need in both urban and rural communities.”

Professor Wolfgang Plischke, Member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and Head of Bayer HealthCare.

Project HOPE and the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar will carry out detailed monitoring of the medical donation.

 

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Bayer HealthCare donates antibiotics to help people in Zanzibar (Zenopa)

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Bayer press release

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