Roche Diagnostics Myanmar

Present since 2014 | 60% market share in in-vitro diagnostics

From 2018 – 2019

56% employees are women | Raised MMK 11 million as part of Roche Children’s walk

The Healthcare Landscape in Myanmar

Myanmar’s Ministry of Health & Sports has plans to implement a Universal Health Coverage (UHC) program by 2030 to increase access to basic healthcare, reduce out-of-pocket expenditure, and expand private hospitals to reduce the pressure on the public healthcare system.

Our Contribution to Sustainability in Myanmar

  • Access to healthcare and diagnostics: We prioritised our efforts to increase disease awareness, improve the healthcare infrastructure through quality healthcare, and drive access to healthcare and diagnostics in the country.
    • Strengthening healthcare capacity: We partnered with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) on a multi-sector initiative called “C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge” in Yangon, which is the first time an Asian city has been chosen. The initiative aims to increase access to quality cancer treatment in cities around the world. Between 2018 and 2019, we partnered with various stakeholders in the healthcare community to carry out ten healthcare capacity initiatives that benefited over 400 healthcare and laboratory personnel.
    • Driving awareness: We collaborated with non-governmental organisations and public health agencies to drive awareness efforts on early detection and timely intervention of diseases. These were aligned with key world days, such as World Stroke Day, World Heart Day, World Hepatitis Day and World Osteoporosis Day
  • Fostering a great workplace: At Roche Diagnostics Myanmar, we aim to create the best workplace environment to contribute to the wellbeing and success of our employees. We currently employ more than 39 people, of which 56% are women. In 2019, we launched “My Health, Our Roche Family”, an internal campaign to raise awareness of screening and early detection of cervical cancer among employees and their family members.
  • Meeting high standards of business ethics: We conduct the Roche Group Code of Conduct training for all employees as part of our onboarding and refresher trainings annually.
  • Supporting communities: Each year, our employees dedicate their time and skills to raise funds for the underprivileged. In 2018, we contributed MMK 6 million to construct a water well in Pakokku, benefiting 1,365 people across 312 households. In 2019, we raised MMK 5 million to install a power generator in the Zee Kaing Village, Min Pyar Township, in Rakhine State where 484 people across 200 households have benefited.
  • Minimising our environmental footprint: We have made great strides in promoting environmentally responsible behaviour among employees, with a strong focus on waste management and water usage. Since 2017, we have ceased the usage of plastic water bottles and encouraged employees to use reusable bottles at our office. In 2018, we initiated an internal campaign, “Think before you print”, which raised awareness on unnecessary printing and encouraged employees to become more mindful of paper usage. As a result, we reduced our paper usage by 5% in 2019 compared to 2018.