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Pakistan

Roche Diagnostics Pakistan

Present since 1998 | 35.7% market share in in vitro diagnostics 

From 2018 – 2019

79+ diagnostic solutions received approval | 20+ million tests conducted | PKR 10+ million contributed to strengthening healthcare capacity.

The Healthcare Landscape in Pakistan

With a population of 207 million, Pakistan’s vast social, environmental and economic conditions make up a complex healthcare landscape. Key topics that have been widely discussed in the country include the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and oncology. The Pakistani government, Roche Diagnostics, and NGOs have been working closely to advance the prevention and diagnosis of these conditions.

Our Contribution to Sustainability in Pakistan

  • Delivering patient-centric innovation:  We are proud to have made laboratory automation system available to Shifa International Hospital. As a result of the automation system, they have greatly improved the efficiency and quality of test results. This has resulted in Shifa International Hospital becoming the first reference site in Asia Pacific. We organised projects and initiatives at the National Medical Centre as well as the Liaquat National Hospital to educate users about the benefits of an integrated laboratory.
  • Access to healthcare and diagnostics: We worked with our partners address health issues that are high on the country’s priority list. Our efforts are geared towards disease awareness, screening and diagnosis, infrastructure and funding solutions. One of our great successes in the past year was the hepatitis control programs that resulted in close to 250,000 people being tested.
    • Driving awareness:  In 2018, we embarked on a joint effort to increase disease awareness on World Hepatitis Day. We conducted several activities in cities such as Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad including awareness walks, seminars and CME programs. This was complemented by a five-day nationwide radio campaign across five radio stations and print advertisement in a leading English newspaper. In parallel, we organised heart disease education programs to improve understanding of heart attacks. We partnered with local cardiologists and the Pakistan Cardiac Society to bring the program to more than 500 doctors working in cardiology and emergency departments.
    • Strengthening healthcare capacity: Within the span of a year, we have conducted 16 CME programs catered to healthcare professionals. We are proud sponsors of events that are geared to strengthening the healthcare capacity within the country. To date, our contributions amount to more than PKR 10.2 million.
  • Supporting communities: In 2018, as part of our annual Roche Children’s Walk, our employees raised PKR 250,000 and Roche Diagnostics Pakistan matched the amount dollar-for dollar. A total sum of PKR 500,000 was presented to the Sirat-ul-Jannah orphanage to support children’s welfare, among other initiatives.
  • Minimising our environmental footprint: We have taken considerable efforts to reduce the waste generation in Karachi. We devised waste management processes such as waste segregation and maintenance of proper records of disposal.