Swipha to increase local drug production, partners with medicare professionals
The new management of Swiss Pharma Nigeria Limited (Swipha) is strongly committed to revitalizing and turning the company into a leading player in the pharmaceutical sector in terms of quality, code of conduct (or ethics) and partnership with Health Care Professionals (HCPs).
In March 2017, Biogaran, a subsidiary of Servier (the Number two French Pharmaceutical Group) that specializes in generics acquired Swipha as part of its expansion plans to other African countries and to increase local production and distribution of drugs in the country.
Towards achieving these goals, the company has set in motion a restructuring process focusing on innovation, staff training, new and compliant processes and business practices in order to offer a large range of efficient products of quality to patients in the country and the West African sub-region.
As part of efforts to further reposition Swipha to meet global standards, the new management is introducing fresh ideas to improve on the welfare of staff as well as new corporate policies, to attract and retain talented and motivated staff at every level. A first move from the Management is to reshape the functions of its field force in line with global standards to exceed the expectations of her esteemed customers.
Swipha strongly believes in Nigeria and is committed to its economic and moral development and will engage in global best practices. It is committed to doing all it takes to ensure that it maintains and strengthens its position as a leader in the pharmaceutical sector.
Swipha is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria. The company was reportedly the first to attain ISO 9001:2000 certification and the first Nigerian Pharmaceutical company to be compliant to the standard of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in West Africa.
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