ZEJTUN, Malta, October 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
"We know Libya is faced with shortages of essential supplies. That's why Actavis donates EUR 2M worth of medicines to Libya now. The goods will leave Malta on Sunday and arrive in Tripoli during next week", said Actavis CEO Claudio Albrecht. "Actavis is one of the world's largest generic pharmaceutical players and takes its social responsibility very seriously." Mr. Albrecht emphasized the role of the Maltese government in this donation. "Without the Malta's help in coordinating this, the donation wouldn't have been possible in this short period of time."
In total a 170 pallets of urgent medicines are on their way from Malta to Tripoli. The donation includes cardiology, anti-infective, pain management and gastrointestinal products amongst others.
Actavis' 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.
The regional office in Malta is responsible for the Africa region, Libya being part of this region.
EVP Corporate Communication
Daniel Vella Friggieri
Regional Director NCWA
SOURCE Actavis Group