By Oluwafunke Ishola
Subair made this known in a statement by Ms. Oluwayemisi Mafe, Pfizer’s corporate affairs and communications manager for West Africa, Monday in Lagos.
According to him, Pfizer, a biopharmaceutical company, is deploying resources to provide treatments that prolong and improve the lives of patients.
He said the company is constantly seeking to collaborate with stakeholders to support and expand access to reliable and affordable health care in global communities.
“Patients in Focus is an opportunity for Pfizer to strengthen its ongoing commitment to patients by ensuring that all Pfizer employees have the knowledge and resources to integrate the patient voice into their work.
“This effort, led by the global patient advocacy team, brings Pfizer closer to its goal of being the most patient-centered company and achieving equity in health,” he said. he declares.
Subair said that in Nigeria, the company will demonstrate its commitment to patients through an interactive discussion on health care disparities and other barriers to care.
The national director said the company launched a global “Patients in Focus” event between October 4 and 8 to recognize the influence patients have on its work.
“We are made up of many local markets and different functions, but our focus at Pfizer is global: to develop breakthroughs that change the lives of patients.
“For our work to be meaningful, every function at Pfizer must understand the importance of involving patients, caregivers and advocates in our work.
“The Patients in Focus week will show where we have had an impact on patients’ lives; enable colleagues to learn from each other and continue to put the patient first in everything we do, ”said Subair.
He said the week will provide a platform to share global success stories and best practices that have empowered and inspired them.
“It will also highlight the benefits of global resources such as the Global Patient Advocacy team and its new Patient Centricity Hub,” said Subair.
He said the panel speakers were: Dr Bello Abubakar, Consultant Oncologist and President, African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) and Ms Mary Gloria Orji, Network of People Affected by Cancer in Nigeria ( NePICiN).