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Global Novo Nordisk Team Visits Kenya

19.03.2013  10:21

A team of Novo Nordisk representatives from all over the world was hosted for a breakfast meeting at the Ambassador's residence on March 19th. Ambassador Geert Aagaard Andersen shared his view on the post-election scenarios for Kenya and explained how the Embassy operates: "We are utilizing 40 years of involvement in Kenya to promote business and trade, to the benefit of development."

World Bank Lead Economist for Kenya, Wolfgang Fengler, shared numbers and data to support the notion that Africa indeed is rising . Kenya is one of the most important players on the continent and the "extreme acceleration of the urban population" will contribute to that growth.

The demographics are especially important to the mission of Novo Nordisk – Senior Vice President Jesper Høiland added that "globally, the death toll of diabetes is now higher than that of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, combined." This is part of the reason the company initiated the " BoP Project " in collaboration with the Danish Embassy and the Kenyan authorities, to combat diabetes among the working poor.

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