The handover to Reach For a Dream took place in October 2021. As a healthcare company dedicated to making a world of difference for women, their families and the communities they care for, Organon is fulfilling the wishes of 12 school going girls by providing them with laptops. These will assist the beneficiaries in making up for lost educational time during the pandemic and provide them with a tool in support of their primary and secondary school education. Covid19 and access has made schooling life difficult and solutions are required. Photo available on request.
New in South Africa, Organon, the only global company (based in Midrand Johannesburg S.A) of its size focused on women’s health, aims to address the pressing healthcare issues facing women in the Sub-Saharan region, and to significantly improve their health. Organon works with funders globally to support countries that are part of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) on a medium- to long-term financing agreement,” says Mokgadi Mashishi, Business Unit Director, Institutional Business Africa (IBA). “We support an access program to family planning products as well as initiatives that aim to empower women and make it easier for them to access family planning services, while always remaining sensitive to cultural and gender issues.
We are continuously exploring ways to partner with key stakeholders to expand our offering and to improve healthcare systems that ensure a positive impact on women’s health. Successful support programmes include training on contraceptive implant insertion and removal for 20,000 health extension workers in Ethiopia, representing 50% of the total number of health extension workers in that country” added Mashishi.
The project is implemented through the Midwife Association, Ethiopian Public Health Associations and Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia with the recommendation of the Ministry of Health.