Big Flats, NY – December 1, 2020
XGen Pharmaceuticals DJB announced that they have made an essential medicine donation to Americares Foundation and Kingsway Charities valuing $2.5 million. These two organizations are global leaders in providing humanitarian aid around the world by way of Medical Missions, supporting namely the Armenia Artsakh Fund in Armenia and the Koutiala Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KWCH) in southeastern Mali.
The Armenia Artsakh Fund (AAF) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that was established in 2015. The AAF uses the resources of the Armenian Diaspora to support Armenia with kind donations, financial resources, and capacity building projects. In collaboration with the Armenian Ministry of Health, AAF provides medical aid to health care institutions that serve approximately 85% of the Armenian population. KWCH is a non-governmental organization located in Southwestern Mali, that supports and sub-distributes products to 20 health centers and three additional hospitals. KWCH seeks to provide quality, specialized health care to women and children in the area. They do this by providing some services and training in the areas of obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics. They also help support and treat various inpatient acute care conditions to include sickle cell anemia, diabetes, cancer, HIV, fistula repair surgery, tuberculosis, malnutrition, pediatric surgery, and maxillofacial surgery. KWCH serves a catchment population of nearly 220,000 people.
XGen DJB’s charitable contributions included acute care injectable medicines including Dactinomycin. The Assistant Medical Director of Koutiala Women’s and Children’s Hospital pointed out that their need for Dactinomycin is especially high since Dactinomycin is used to treat those patients suffering from various forms of cancer. The hospital has been searching for a cost-effective way to receive this medication for an extended period of time and was delighted and very pleased to see it come through as an offer from Americares. The hospital cannot afford to procure the medication, due to budget limitations, so this donation is truly a game-changer for the hospital and its patients who are in need of it.
XGen DJB is proud to work with Americares and Kingsway Charities in support of these charities and will continue to look for ways to address the growing need for acute care medicines in underserved populations.
About Kingsway Charities
Kingsway Charities will support their cause as they continue to provide humanitarian aid throughout various locations of the world through Medical Missions. Kingsway Charities has provided medications and supplies to more than 11,000 mission teams serving in 145 countries since 1994. Through Operation Eradication, Kingsway Charities has distributed 14 million pills in an effort to eliminate intestinal parasite disease in developing countries and has received and distributed over $3 billion worth of medicines and supplies around the globe. By creating a network of donors, volunteers, and medical mission teams from across the country, Kingsway Charities strives to “improve the lives of the sick and suffering worldwide” through its International Medical Missions.
Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. For more than 40 years, they have responded rapidly and effectively to the needs of their local partners and their communities. They envision a world in which all people have pathways to health and opportunity, and have built an unrivaled network of local, national, and international partners delivering clinical services, emergency programs and access to medicine. Together with their partners and donors, they create thoughtful solutions and long-term change for some of the world’s most complex community health problems in the U.S. and around the world. They provide unparalleled leverage for donors’ philanthropic dollars by using donated medicine and supplies and the local infrastructure of their partners to build community health.
About XGen Pharma DJB
XGen Pharmaceuticals DJB is focused on the development, manufacturing, and delivery of specialty pharmaceutical products which serve the healthcare community as effective, generic treatment choices. XGen DJB’s expanding product line focuses on acute care needs and offers a broad range of dosage forms including injectables, anti-infective solutions, oral solids, and inhalants. XGen Pharma DJB is committed to growth, providing affordable, generic equivalents, and enhancing patient care today and tomorrow. We will learn from our past, celebrate our victories, and embrace our challenges in a rapidly changing environment. That is who we are. For further information about XGen Pharmaceuticals DJB, call (866) 390-4411, or visit their website at www.xgenpharmadjb.com