Johnson & Johnson, producers of pharmaceutical products, has announced the extension of its operations to Ghana.
The presence of the multinational company in Ghana is expected to increase consumer medical service as well as pharmaceutical and global public health organisations to deliver an integrated approach to improving health outcomes.
According to the Head of Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health, Jack Peeters, said the company would support local healthcare providers and NGOs in tackling emerging health issues in West Africa.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Kweku Agyemang-Manu has pledged commitment to partner the private sector to make Ghana the hub of affordable and accessible healthcare.
Speaking on the sidelines of the official opening of the Johnson & Johnson Head Office in Accra, the minister called on the company to contribute towards the improvement of the health sector.
In a related development, the country representative of Johnson & Johnson, Priscilla Owusu-Sekyere, has expressed preparedness to engage government to reduce taxes on medicines.
According to her, continued taxation of their products could cripple the efforts of pharmaceutical companies.