Zhifei joins hands with MSD to protect the health of millions of women and children
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On November 7, 2019, Shanghai, China - on the occasion of China International Import Expo (hereinafter referred to as “CIIE”), Zhifei and MSD (called Merck & Co. Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the US and Canada) celebrated their joint contributions to China’s public health. Up to now, Zhifei has worked with MSD to protect the health of millions of Chinese women, infants and adolescents through rotavirus vaccine and HPV vaccine, in support of the progress and development of China’s public health.
The partnership between Zhifei and MSD began in 2011. Over the past eight years, both parties have worked closely to establish a long-term strategic cooperative relationship, where Zhifei is responsible for the marketing of MSD’s innovative vaccines in China, for joint improvement of accessibility of vaccines as an important means of disease prevention. Thanks to the Chinese government’s moves in improving public health and accelerating the introduction of innovative products and combining with extensive popular science education on disease prevention, just in the two years since the launch of HPV and rotavirus vaccines, 5 million Chinese women, infants and adolescents have been vaccinated against diseases.
“We are very excited to celebrate that our vaccines can help Chinese women, infants and adolescents prevent major diseases at this event,” said Joseph Romanelli, Senior Vice President of MSD and President of MSD in China. “The Chinese government has made great efforts to improve the accessibility of medical services. Our long-term cooperation with Zhifei will enable our innovative vaccines to benefit more Chinese people. In such a large Chinese market, we will work with local partners to help the Chinese government achieve the strategic goal of Healthy China 2030.”
Mr. Jiang Rensheng, Board Chairman of Zhifei, said, “Innovation and development is the inevitable choice to drive the sustainable development of global economy. Over the past eight years, we have been escorting life and delivering health care together with MSD. In the future, we will continue to cooperate with MSD to bring more innovative vaccines to Chinese people in an innovative mode, and protect the health of more Chinese people.”
Mr. He Yong, Deputy District Chief of Jiangbei District Government of Chongqing, attended the ceremony and delivered a speech. He stressed, “As the ‘hometown’ of Zhifei and the important recipient of MSD strategic presence in the central and western China, Jiangbei District will consistently build a good platform for enterprise cooperation and dialogue, constantly optimize the business environment, and escort both parties in further cooperation. It is my wholehearted wish that both parties will take the successful cooperation for eight years as a new start point, continue to give full play to respective advantages, and constantly expand the scope and scale of cooperation for win-win outcomes.”
Joint statement of Zhifei and MSD