Sydney, 28 August 2023 – Viatris Australia, a subsidiary of Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS), a global healthcare company, has today launched a new initiative amplifying the voices of those who are shaping the future of healthcare. As a part of Viatris’ mission to empower people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life, the Visionary Voices campaign aims to highlight the unique stories of Australians who see healthcare not as it is but as it should be.As part of Visionary Voices, four individuals will share the unique stories of their lives and experiences in Australian healthcare, highlighting interlinked aspects of Viatris’ commitment to access to medicine, public disease awareness and disease screening, and healthcare provider education. These individuals include the CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Australia, Jo Armstrong, and pharmacist, industry fellow and advocate, John Bell AM. Additionally, the campaign highlights employee voices such as Hieu Chung, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager, who has experienced the power of life saving medicine.
“Thanks to our extensive and diverse portfolio of branded medicines, generics, and complex generics, Viatris is uniquely positioned to make an impact on patients and healthcare professionals across therapeutic areas, sectors and locations. From this vantage point, we have the ability to touch all of life’s moments, from birth to end of life, acute conditions to chronic diseases. We see the person at the center of their own unique health journey,” said Sylvain Vigneault, Viatris Australia Country Manager.
The initiative and its corresponding website offer a space in which the community, healthcare professionals and industry can hear the voices of those who are working tirelessly to improve patient health outcomes, no matter where they are or what health condition they may live with.
“There are many people that we interact with every day who are doing incredible work to advocate for patients, advancing the delivery of healthcare services and patient education. Many of us would walk past these individuals and have no idea of their contribution to the health of Australians. The Visionary Voices campaign aims to shine a light on these inspirational stories and celebrate our partnerships that allow us to work together in addressing some of the most pressing health, environmental and social issues,” added Vigneault.
At the heart of the initiative are impactful personal stories—Visionary Voices—that offer perspectives and create a sense of community for the Australian healthcare industry. These stories—which showcase the intersection of those working in healthcare — seek to inspire patients, caregivers, and allies to add their own voices to the initiative and see healthcare not as it is, but as it should be.
To find out more about Viatris’ support for Australian patients, consumers, and healthcare professionals please visit the Viatris website.
Alicia Campagnolo Communications Manager, Viatris Australia and New Zealand
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Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS) is a global healthcare company empowering people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life. We provide access to medicines, advance sustainable operations, develop innovative solutions and leverage our collective expertise to connect more people to more products and services through our one-of-a-kind Global Healthcare Gateway®. Formed in November 2020, Viatris brings together scientific, manufacturing and distribution expertise with proven regulatory, medical and commercial capabilities to deliver high-quality medicines to patients in more than 165 countries and territories. Viatris' portfolio comprises more than 1,400 approved molecules across a wide range of therapeutic areas, spanning both non-communicable and infectious diseases, including globally recognized brands, complex generic and branded medicines, and a variety of over-the-counter consumer products. With more than 38,000 colleagues globally, Viatris is headquartered in the U.S., with global centers in Pittsburgh, Shanghai and Hyderabad, India. Learn more at viatris.com and investor.viatris.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @ViatrisInc, LinkedIn and YouTube.