Abbott, a leading global healthcare company has announced the opening of its second office in Africa at The Watermark – Nairobi Garage Business Park. The new office will act as the headquarters for the company’s operations in East Africa and is intended to support expanded growth opportunities for Abbott, both locally and in the region.
The company gave the rationale for their decision to open an office here as being due to the fact that as the population and economies of the East African Community continue to grow, its member states will be increasingly focused on strengthening their health systems in order to improve the health outcomes of their people.
With more than 75 years of heritage and an ongoing commitment to Africa, Abbott is keen on advancing science and technology to constantly shape new methods of care and improve treatment standards across the continent.
In Kenya, Abbott’s Diagnostics businesses have supplied millions of rapid tests for HIV, malaria and hepatitis; Abbott core laboratory and molecular systems at multiple sites analyze high volumes of test samples that are critical to the health and wellbeing of all Kenyans. In 2016, Abbott’s Established Pharmaceuticals business invested in a local manufacturer, acquiring several products developed for keeping children healthy. Since 2009, Abbott’s nutrition business has provided trusted and scientifically-proven nutrition solutions to help Kenyans of all ages live stronger and healthier lives.
Damian Halloran, vice president, Infectious Disease-Emerging Markets, Rapid Diagnostics, Abbott, had this to say, Abbott is deepening its long-standing commitment to Kenya, and to East Africa as a whole, by increasing our resources in the region. We are working with governments and stakeholders in the region to realize sustainable healthcare so that people in all places and stages of life can achieve more, and live not just longer, but better lives.”