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HemoCue @ AidEx to address localization and the Embrace Health initiative

HemoCue, a Swedish company and a global leader in point-of-care diagnostics, is taking part in AidEx, the world’s largest event for aid and development professionals, continuing its committment to Embrace Health by uniting to screen and act on anemia.

November 14, 2016

Health is a prerequisite for fostering sustainable communities and anemia plays a key role because it goes across a range of diseases. If not acted upon, it can have devastating effects on the individual, their family and society in general. In 2016 HemoCue initiated Embrace Health, an initiative to screen and treat anemia. The initiative is built around partnership and collaboration with local authorities, such as Ministries of Health, and global as well as local NGOs.

The theme of this year’s AidEx is Localization – to HemoCue that means bridging the gap from a project to a sustainable solution. A commercial organization like HemoCue needs not only offer a suitable solution, but also take responsibility to invest in making it available for sustainable localized implementations.  

“HemoCue is very proud to partner with so many large global and local NGOs in the effort to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are equally proud of our broad network of local distributors who allows us to make a true and lasting difference in healthcare through our solutions” says Lena Wahlhed, Director of Alliance Development. Wahlhed continues to state that “We continue to invest in learning how to further support the SDGs and what solutions are needed – and we are eagerly looking forward to interesting discussions at AidEx."

HemoCue has partnered with Business Sweden and exhibits in the Swedish pavilion. “We are happy to have HemoCue as a part of the Swedish pavilion at AidEx and excited that they are invited as a panelist in the conference at the fair”, says Christian Herder, project manager at Business Sweden who is hosting HemoCue at AidEx. “The global SDGs are a focus area for Sweden and it’s important that we show that there are Swedish companies that have come far in including a commitment to these goals in their business strategy.”
Christian Herder explains that Business Sweden has conducted a study on how the UN agencies and several NGOs view the solutions of HemoCue in the light of the SDGs. A good example is the HemoCue point-of-care testing system that can detect anemia. Anemia is a condition that may coexist in diseases including, but not limited to, malaria, malnutrition, and HIV and can increase risk of complications in pregnancy and early childhood. The HemoCue anemia solution is directly linked to the goal to end hunger (goal 2) and the goal to ensure healthy lives (goal 3) but also from a corporate point of view, to partnership for the goals (goal 17).

About HemoCue

HemoCue, registered at the UNGM and a UN Global Compact member, is a global leader in a field of diagnostics known as near patient, or point-of-care, testing. In 1982, HemoCue AB, based in Ängelholm, Sweden, introduced the first system making accurate hemoglobin testing possible in near-patient settings. Since then, more than 400,000 HemoCue systems have been sold worldwide. The company also offers point-of-care tests for glucose, urine albumin, HbA1c, total and differential white blood cell count. HemoCue subsidiaries, franchises, and third-party distributors generate revenue in more than 130 countries worldwide. Since April 2013 is HemoCue part of the Radiometer Group. www.hemocue.com

About AidEx

AidEx is the leading international event for professionals in aid and development. The two day event in Brussels November 16-17 encompasses a conference, exhibition, meeting areas, awards and workshops. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide a forum for aid and development professionals to meet, source, supply and learn.

AidEx was created to help the international aid and development community, engage the private sector in a neutral setting, drive innovation and support the ever-growing need for emergency aid and development programmes. The event’s aim is to bring the international aid community to Brussels. From major NGOs and global policy makers through to innovative suppliers of specialist products, AidEx facilitates relationships that would be otherwise unachievable.
More information about AidEx, click here.

About Business Sweden

Business Sweden’s purpose is to help Swedish companies reach their full international potential and foreign companies to invest and expand in Sweden.
More information about Business Sweden, click here.

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