Support for Cancer Patients and Their Families
Daiichi Sankyo has been holding the “Daiichi Sankyo Presents Family Tie Theater” program in cooperation with the Shiki Theatre Company and the NPO Cancer Support Community Japan every year since fiscal 2010. Through this program, we invite cancer patients and their family members to enjoy musicals by the Shiki Theatre Company out of our desire to help teach them the importance of family ties for supporting one another and give them the strength to continue their fight with cancer.
In fiscal 2016, eight Group employees volunteered to help conduct this event. They received comments from patients such as “Please make new medicines that will help patients maintain hope and carry an optimistic outlook for the future.” Taking these sentiments to heart, Daiichi Sankyo will continue to forge ahead with drug discovery.
Employee volunteers staffing reception desks, guiding visitors, and supporting other areas of event operation
Making Donations through TABLE FOR TWO
At the cafeteria in the company headquarters, we offer a “social contribution” menu that allows people to contribute to the “enrichment of the quality of life around the world.” By selecting these low-calorie meals, people can support the non-profit organization, TABLE FOR TWO International, which provides free school lunches for children in developing countries to help alleviate food shortages. In fiscal 2016, we donated 299,540yen through 14,977 meals orders.
*Figures for the period from March 2016 to February 2017
For each healthy lunch ordered, a donation of 20yen is made
Health Camps (Visiting Free Health Examination Program) in India
In cooperation with the NGO Plan International, Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Ltd. is holding health camps in areas of South Delhi that lack sufficient medical infrastructure.
In these health camps, physicians offer free checkup, and we also provide vaccinations for infants to improve the maternal and child health and conduct programs to provide mothers with knowledge about child healthcare.
In fiscal 2015, approximately 12,000 people participated in these health camps.
Checkup by physician at a Health Camp
- 【VOICE】We will Support Health Improvement for Mothers and Children through Health Camps
Daiichi Sankyo India Pharma Private Ltd.
Public health and medical infrastructure is still lacking in areas of south Delhi, a situation that is preventing people from having access to sufficient medical care. To address this situation, We conduct various healthcare programs in this region, including the provision of free examinations by physicians. These programs have resulted in changes in healthcare awareness and interest among local residents, which is illustrated in the rise in the percentage of children under two that have received vaccinations, which was at 86% one year after the activities where commenced. This percentage was only 34% before the programs began in 2015. It gives me great joy to know that our efforts are helping share healthcare information with local residents, thereby facilitating mutual learning, and contributing to improved health through monitoring activities.
Activity to Consider the Healthcare of Elderly People in an Aging Society in Taiwan
Daiichi Sankyo Taiwan Ltd. promotes health improvement among elderly people to help contribute to the aging society.
In 2015, approximately 120 employees visited nursing homes for elderly people, at which pharmacists led lectures called“ Medication Guide” on the subject of health. After the lectures, they moved on to the entertainment portion of the event, which included simple exercises offered in time to relaxing music and dances performed by employees.
These activities provided a valuable opportunity for the employees to reaffirm the importance of health.
Daiichi Sankyo Taiwan employees exercising with elderly people
Supporting Cardiac Surgery for Children in Thailand
Daiichi Sankyo (Thailand) Ltd. donated the cost of treatment for children requiring cardiac surgery through the NPO Peoples’ HOPE Japan in northern Thailand since fiscal 2010.To date, we provided support for the surgical expenses for 35 children with cardiac disease.
Certificate of Appreciation from Peoples’ HOPE Japan
Daiichi Sankyo Korea Co., Ltd. donated pharmaceuticals to Myanmar through South Korea welfare organization, Global Welfare Supporters.