We continue to be deeply saddened by the conflict in Ukraine and horrified by the threat to peace, freedom, and security in Europe and beyond.
Our unwavering solidarity and thoughts are with the people of Ukraine as well as our colleagues, families and loved ones in the region.
In light of the growing shortage of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and based on the local needs of Ukrainian citizens, in June 2022, Daiichi Sankyo arranged to have medicines for infectious diseases sent to Ukraine.
With the cooperation of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Daiichi Sankyo’s medicines arrived in Ukraine in July 2022 and have subsequently been distributed to hospitals and other locations within the country by local NGOs.
Medicines and medical instruments from Japan arrived in Ukraine
Daiichi Sankyo's Medicines were delivered to hospitals and other locations
We strongly hope that the medicines we provided will be of use to the people of Ukraine and its surrounding areas who have suffered greatly over the course of the conflict.
Our other activities in support of Ukraine are as follows.
To support humanitarian aid for those impacted by the conflict, Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited has donated USD $1 million (approximately ¥115 million yen) to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
In addition, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. matched 100% of the financial donations made by our employees in Japan and has donated a total of \22 million yen (approximately USD $180,000.)
Multiple Daiichi Sankyo group companies are likewise donating, by contributing to local charities and leveraging gift matching programs, adding to our overall support for those affected by this conflict. We are also thankful to our many employees who are helping privately, including hosting refugees in their homes.
We are working with our partners across the globe to ensure, as much as possible, that patients retain access to our medicines and our clinical trials worldwide.
We sincerely hope that this crisis will be resolved quickly and that peace in Ukraine and in neighboring countries affected by the conflict will be restored soon.