Sartorius invests in pharmaceutical training in Tanzania
Global pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment supplier Sartorius is supporting an aid project to improve pharmaceutical training in Tanzania. The company’s donation of 85,000 euros will go to action medeor, the European medical aid organization.
This organization’s project addresses young people who will provide healthcare in Tanzania after completing their education as non-academic pharmaceutical specialists in order to strengthen the country’s health service infrastructure.
This is intended to create better access to pharmaceutical training, especially in rural areas. In addition, action medeor is providing laboratory equipment to a public pharmaceutical school in the region of Mpanda.
“As a life science group, Sartorius is contributing toward the development and production of affordable medicines. In order for these to reach the people in Tanzania, well-trained pharmaceutical specialists are needed, and the country’s health infrastructure as a whole must be strengthened. Vocational training is of great importance in this endeavor,” said Petra Kirchhoff, Head of Sartorius Corporate Communications.
Within the scope of its Donations Instead of Gifts initiative, Sartorius is supporting an aid organization from the medical and pharmaceutical sectors for the seventh time, foregoing Christmas presents for customers and business partners. Moreover, Sartorius promotes further charitable initiatives at several company sites: Since 2018, for instance, the company has been donating to an SOS Children's Village in Bangalore, India, which gives orphaned children access to medicine and education.