Actavis donates medicine to aid Libya in crisis

Actavis, the international generic pharmaceutical company, recently donated 170 medicine pallets to aid Libya civilians in the current crisis. The pallets include cardiology, anti-infective, pain management and gastrointestinal products amongst other medicines.

“I personally thank Actavis on behalf of the Libyan people for this generous offer and the Maltese government for making this shipment possible. Malta has always been an exemplary neighbouring country to Libya. Malta never refused to offer support to the Libyan people and is continuing to show solidarity in this moment of crises and difficulty,” commented Dr. Mohammed Sayeh, Senior Member of the National Transitional Council of Libya.

Claudio Albrecht, CEO of Actavis, explained, “We know Libya is faced with shortages of essential supplies. Actavis is one of the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical companies and takes its social responsibility very seriously. That’s why Actavis donates EUR2M worth of medicines to Libya now. The goods left Malta last Sunday and are due to arrive in Tripoli this week.”

“Without Malta’s help in coordinating this, the donation wouldn’t have been possible in this short period of time,” added Albrecht.

Actavis’s donation will be sent to the Medical Supply Organisation within the Ministry of Health in Libya, for distribution to all affected areas within the country.

For further information about the generic pharmaceutical company, visit www.actavis.com.

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