Our Chairman Dr. Raju Mohindra and MD Dr. Ajay Patel held fruitful discussions with a delegation from the Ethiopian Embassy in Kenya; AMB. Workalemanu Desta Eshete, the Deputy Head of Mission and Mr. Belay Gebreselassie Kidane, Minister. We exchanged notes on various opportunities and affirmed our commitment to work together, for better. #BetterQualityLifeForAll #Ethiopia

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which provides an opportunity to raise awareness on Diabetes as a global health issue. A significant number of people in Kenya and the region lack access to #DiabetesCare including availability and accessibility of quality oral medicines.

For this year’s #WorldDiabetesDay, Dawa Life Sciences together with Broadways Limited hosted a free health clinic for screening Diabetes and Hypertension in Baba Dogo, Nairobi.

Qualified medical practitioners dispensed medicines from our Diabetes line to more than 300 people. “The turnout was tremendous, and this proves that Diabetes Care and education needs to be looked into more. We checked sugar levels and educated the people on Diabetes care. The medical clinic was indeed a success ” Ethney Kibet – Business Development, Dawa Life Sciences.

Dawa Life Sciences aims to lead in improving therapy for Diabetes patients by providing access to affordable, quality medication. For more information on our quest to transform Diabetes Care, talk to us through communications@dawalifesciences.com

Diabetes medicines remain prescription only. Speak to your doctor or physician for more information.

Our team visited The NEST children’s home in Limuru. The NEST is a Project for the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Integration of Children in Conflict with the Law & Children of Imprisoned Mothers. The children’s home houses approximately 100 children from newborns to 17 year olds; whose mothers are imprisoned.

The children receive holistic care, counselling and education, and was officially opened in 1997. ”Many children are traumatized after experiencing crime or abuse and the arrest of and separation from their mothers. Counseling, provided in the Nest’s loving environment, can heal the wounds they suffer in body and soul..” Read more from the NEST website; “The Nest” in Nairobi, Kenya – home for children of imprisoned mothers (thenesthome.org)

Such initiatives represent a significant step forward towards our mission, Better Quality Life for All. Dawa Life Sciences continues to actively manage our commitment to the development of communities we operate in by offering quality and affordable pharmaceutical and animal health medicines.

It was a great time at the NEST and we thank the children’s home management for the hospitality.

For more information about our CSR, send us an email: communications@dawalifesciences.com.

Nothing brings us more joy than giving back to the community. Dawa Life Sciences strives to make a positive change in the world; a better quality life for all. As part of our yearly CSR plan, we visited St Catherine’s Children’s home, in Kibera, Nairobi. Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa. We gave food items, mattresses, beddings and other supplies. The children’s home relies on well-wishers to provide for the orphans, abandoned and neglected children of all age.

Our team had a great time interacting, mentoring and playing with the jovial children. During a football match, we were surprised at the talent the young children possess. Their strategy on the pitch ensured they made many successful passes. We talked to them about the importance of education and that the future is theirs.

Before leaving, the team took a few pictures. We are glad to be part of a cause that looks after our communities. Dawa Life Sciences corporate social responsibility is a sustainable investment in our communities.  For more information about our CSR, send us an email: communications@dawalifesciences.com

‘Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others’ – Martin Luther King Jr.

On 26th August 2022, our team visited Thika Main Prison in Thika – Kenya. This marks a second visit after an earlier visit led by Lady Arooj and our chairman, Dr. Raju Mohindra, who also chairs Thika Level 5 hospital. We donated medication, food, kids clothes, mattresses, blankets, toiletries, farm fertilizers, books, pencils, and other household items. The facility hosts men, women and children.

Dawa Life Sciences team was led by Mr. Ashvani, CEO – Dawa Life Sciences Animal Health Division, Albert and Sanjee Sharma from the FRDL team; who are discussing some renovations in the prison with the facility’s management.

We thank Thika prison management for hosting us.

Dawa Life Sciences and Thika Main prison team

Through training and motivation, we continuously maintain an inspired workforce. Recently, a total of 62 team members from the production department were promoted to new roles. “Human resources are the life line of an organization. ”We congratulate you on your new roles, and look forward to more accomplishments from the team. This exercise means that the management is aware of your hard work. It’s the beginning of a wonderful journey for you, for your families and for the company” Martha Muthee – HCM Team lead

Dawa Life Sciences empowers everyone to step up in their tasks with a focus on our mission; to provide better quality life for all. We wish the team good luck.

 

In an episode of Connecting Africa, CNN International’s Eleni Giokos explores the role digital transformation will play in unlocking the continent’s vast potential, meeting the business leaders embracing these changes. Watch / Download CNN Video here

For the first time in Expo’s 170-year history, every African country is represented at Expo 2020. Giokos visits the Kenyan pavilion which showcases the country’s most successful industries.

The program also explores how the pandemic bolstered calls for countries to jump-start local production of essential goods. In Kenya, pharmaceutical company Dawa Life Sciences received a grant to help develop the country’s local vaccine ecosystem. Mwai Ngibuini, Former Group Head of Business Development and Communication at Dawa Life Sciences, talks about the significance of the healthcare sector, “Healthcare is critical for a nation’s growth. I’m not just talking about the medicines, but the expertise to manufacture the medicines, the technologies have to be in-country, as well as having enough healthcare workers.”

Headquartered in Nairobi, Dawa Life Sciences manufactures and distributes pharmaceuticals, animal medicines, and chemicals in 25 markets across Africa. Co-founder and Chairman Raju Mohindra says that the company plans to expand its African footprint in the coming years, “Our international business is at about 25 to 30 percent of our total turnover, so we want to grow it to at least 60 percent. So, from just a local, homegrown, Kenyan entity, we want to become a pan-African reference point.”

As the continent continues to open up, Connecting Africa sees how businesses are taking advantage of the growing number of opportunities, with business leaders aiming to make the most of this new era.

On 8th July, Dawa Life Sciences together with United States International University – Africa and 3 other Pharmaceutical companies kicked-off the Dual Vocational Training Program for Pharmaceutical Production Specialists – a program sponsored by the German Metrology Institute (PTB), an institution of the Federal Government of Germany.
It is set to provide an opportunity for young students to qualify them working as operators in #Pharmaceutical production after 12 months course completion.
In attendance were delegates from the Ministry of Health, Kenya, the German Embassy, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa (AHK Eastern Africa), and the Kenya National Qualification Authority.

“This program fits perfectly in our wider development cooperation portfolio with Kenya, the East African Region and the African Union. It will provide many opportunities for training and developing capacity within the Pharmaceutical Industry in collaboration with German partners” said Deputy German Ambassador, Thomas Wimmer.

 

In an effort to evaluate, improve and recognize outstanding performance, our technical team undertook a 1-year self-audit program, resulting to positive impact on the organization’s GMP compliance. Our Penicillin department turned out victorious followed by the warehouse and liquids departments.

“Self-audits ensure continuous improvement and assurance of quality in our processes, products and teams. Congratulations to the Penicillin department for achieving the set objectives.” Dr. Ajay Patel – Managing Director – Dawa Life Sciences.

This year’s theme ‘Only One Earth’ call on all to play their role effectively while living in perfect harmony with nature – without proving a burden on it.
NEMA, Kenya Forest Service, Platinum credit, Kel chemicals and Brookside company celebrated the event at Ting’ang’a Primary and secondary school where they planted about 2000 seedlings of both indigenous and exotic trees.

According to NEMA the major threats to the environment in Kiambu County are plastic waste which is coming from a slow comeback of plastic bags which had been banned.
“We have enforced measures and are raising awareness on the disadvantages of plastic waste, but anyone found selling, using or manufacturing plastic bags will be arrested and prosecuted in the court,” Wambua warned
Speaking to KNA at his office Monday, Kenya Forest Service officer Kiambu County Boniface Mbitu stated that they gave out 600 seedlings each to Ting’ang’a primary and secondary school while Platinum Credit gave out 1000 seedlings.
“We planted a variety of trees which is 400 indigenous trees like Olea African, Markhamia Lutea, Olea Welwitschii, Podocaufous Latifolia, Prunus African and 1200 exotic trees like cypress, sulk oak and whispering pine that are ideal for this county,” he explained.

He further said that during the event, they also taught the learners and those present the importance of tree planting and conservation. Mbitu acknowledged that Kiambu is not doing badly on matters of forests as people are engaging in planting more trees.

However, he said that the biggest threat for the county, maybe five years from now, might be the population increase as more people were moving into the residential buildings coming up in Cosmopolitan County.

“Currently, Kiambu is doing well as an agricultural area and we hope that the demographic trend does not reach a point where there will be more buildings than forest cover which is a fear in the next five years especially with the expansion of Nairobi and Kiambu business centres, Mbitu said.
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. The National celebrations were held Monday, June 6, 2022 at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.