The products developed in ICB Pharma’s laboratories improve the quality and comfort of people’s life and also they facilitate solving the social problems in many counties worldwide.
It is a privilege and obligation at the same time. We are obliged to be socially responsible company, not only in the area of creation and development of the groundbreaking and environmentally friendly products, or maintaining the highest standards of production, but also the engagement into the life of the communities that use our solutions.
According to the report provided by the World Health Organization only in 2015 there were 212 million of new malaria cases noted. In the same year there were 429 thousands of deaths caused by malaria reported. The majority of them, namely 92 % are African residents. It is estimated that more than 300 thousand children under – five died of malaria in 2015, most of them were from “ The Dark Continent”.
We are involved in the process of eradiation (overall combat) of malaria in the regions of Africa and south – eastern Asia. The strategy of combating the malaria vector- mosquito created by ICB Pharma, and its high efficacy and safety gained thorough approval of Health Ministry in Zambia – which is a region of implementation of the strategy known as “three steps of malaria eradication”, currently described as malaria – free. In the region where ICB Pharma’s products are used, 85% decrease of malaria cases and no mortality among children were reported.
Our actions have also positive influence on the amount of dengue cases. It is of vital importance, as dengue infects annually from 50 to 390 million people in the world, leading to half a million of hospitalizations and 25 thousands of deaths, as it is estimated. In the first decade of 21st century in the countries of South – East Asia, 3 million of infections and 6 thousands of deaths were reported annually. In 1998 denga was ranked second in the hierarchy of importance as a tropical disease, just after malaria.
„Think global, act local”, the famous statement of René Jules Dubos – the French microbiologist, agronomist and ecologist, is our motto in the field of social responsibility in business. Although we operate on several dozens of markets in the world, we do not forget about local roots and reality.
The expression of such a diligence is our involvement in the projects, which similarly to our products improve the comfort of living and facilitate solving the social problems. We are more than happy when our initiatives gain approval among local communities.
Our company often involves into support of the patient – oriented organizations such as Polish Association of Atopic Diseases (Polskie Towarzystwo Chorób Atopowych – PTCA), which is an association supporting people suffering from atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and allergies of different origin.
One of the projects carried out in association with PTCA was called “The Doors – opening doors to the new job”, dedicated for the adults suffering from atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. The programme enabled individuals living with those diseases finding the job.
We also perform educational actions, which aim at fighting the health problems, to which the best remedies are our medical devices. One of the instances of such actions are the projects touching the effective pediculosis treatment in children, co – developed with educational establishments.
The company’s owners, being the great music fans, support also musical initiatives that particularly emphasize the young musicians’ development.