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A Message From The CEO

Sammy OgunjimiBy 2018, Codix will be marking its 10th anniversary. In the last decade, we have been at the centre of Cardio-metabolic care in Nigeria through the introduction of therapeutics, point-of-care diagnostics for Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart diseases, and Rapid diagnostic test kits. At the time of inception, we introduced one product to market which was Glucodix (our brand of Metformin). In the last 9 years, Codix has experienced tremendous growth, as demonstrated by a growing market share and product portfolio. As we look at what we have accomplished over the years and what lies ahead, we believe that the next 20 years for us will be even brighter.

Our success story as a company stems from our contributions to the building and development of the health service (a major part of our role in the market place) by being involved in the development of guidelines, creating patient pathways, strategy formulations and capacity building in the areas of our interest (Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart disease). We facilitated the development of the Lagos State Guideline/Protocol for diabetes management, which was rolled out to both state and private hospitals in Lagos State in 2010. We were also at the forefront of facilitating the use of Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) for clinical diagnosis of Diabetes. We contributed to developing the HbA1c market through trainings, clinical meetings and stakeholder engagements for Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN), Endocrine and Metabolism Society of Nigeria (EMSON) and consultant endocrinologists across the country, along with several donations of the machine all towards emphasizing the importance of HbA1c – Diagnosis of diabetes and estimation of risk of the occurrence/onset of deadly complications due to diabetes.

Codix, the last 5 years have been remarkable. In the public sector, we have partnered with the Ogun state Ministry of Health, Lagos state Ministry of Health and Oyo state Ministry of Health to provide training and support in running dedicated Cardio-metabolic care clinics. In the private sector, we partnered with the Support to National Malaria Program (SuNMap) in ensuring access to Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test kits (mRDTs) in the private sector (across pharmacies and PPMVs) during which we trained up to 5,000 patient care givers/pharmacies, etc, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and we are growing our partnerships in the private sector on pharmaceutical services and other well-meaning NGOs like Family Care international, Africare, Livewell initiative, etc. We have also engaged in CSR projects in partnership with charity groups such as Christian Aid and carried out mass screenings in different locations Free of Charge.

We pride ourselves in being able to chart new courses like taking diagnosis from the lab to the doctor’s table (point-of-care diagnosis), which the industry was previously sceptical about. Empowering patients to be responsible for the management of the disease by ensuring access to affordable glucometers and strips.

Our Outlook For The Future

We have taken our vision to Ghana and Sierra-Leone and we plan to expand into at least 10 West African countries by 2020. In 2018 we would begin Contract manufacturing/Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) of our medical devices, which would take us into local manufacturing of the same products by 2020. Each product when manufactured would be distributed in Nigeria and other West African countries, ensuring affordability, creating jobs and generating foreign exchange, as well as contributing to the GDP of the country.

We thank you for your continued support of Codix, and we look forward to sharing news of even greater achievements in future.

Sincerely,

Sammy Ogunjimi
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
Codix Pharma Ltd.
October 16, 2017

Head Office

14, Micheal Adekoya Street
ILupeju, Lagos,
Nigeria
Office Line +234 (80) 5112 6349,
Mobile: +234 (90) 8719 4346

 

Ghana Office

Off Nii Klu Osae Street
Afua Maatei Crescent
East Legon Accra.
www.codixgh.com
Office Line: +233 303 932 883
Mobile: +233 501 394 562

 

Sierra Leone Office

No 1, Hannah Benka Coker Street,
Brookfields, Freetown,
Sierra Leone
www.codixsl.com
Office Line: +233 303 932 883
Mobile: +233 501 394 562

 

 UK Office

Elevation House,
Thames Wharf Herringham Road,
London SE7 8NJ, United Kingdom.
Tel:+44 (0)7887 823977
www.codixpharma.com

 

 

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