Opening of Manxili Clinic in KZN
On 5 September 2015, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma officially opened the Manxili Clinic in rural KwaZuluNatal. This clinic is the development of the TB/HIV clinic established in Manxili trhough a partnership between the Tobak Madiba Zuma Foundation (TMZF) and Sanofi South Africa.
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- L-R: Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla, First Lady, Mrs Tobeka Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, MEC for Health, KwaZuluNatal, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and Sanofi General Manager, John Fagan.
The event was also attended by First Lady Mrs Tobeka Zuma, local authorities of KwaZulu Natal, the Deputy Minister of Health and local and international Sanofi managers. The Embassy of France was represented to this event by its Health Counsellor.
This clinic is the development of the TB/HIV clinic established in Manxili through a partnership between the Tobak Madiba Zuma Foundation (TMZF) and Sanofi South Africa. The TB/HIV clinic opened its doors to provide much needed health care to 13 000 people from the Manxili area. The clinic, focusing on TB, HIV/aids and cervical cancer, responds to the national management approach based on the Government’s NSP. The investment was R3.9 million.
As a result of the Manxili TB/HIV clinic built by Sanofi and TMZF, the government of KwaZuluNatal has accelerated infrastructural development, by building an additional clinic to provide comprehensive primary health care services in the area.
Sanofi is a French multinational pharmaceutical company. It has a strategic manufacturing facility based in Mamelodi, Gauteng. This factory is an EU-approved and accredited manufacturing plant and a center of excellence for the development of TB medicine for South Africa and the global market. Sanofi is one of the largest employers in the pharmaceutical industry in South Africa with more than 600 employees.