Global preventive health programme for employees
GSK, first multi-national employer to create a global preventive health programme for its employees
GSK employees and their family members will have access to up to forty preventive healthcare services
GSK is launching a new, worldwide preventive healthcare programme to provide employees and their family members with up to forty preventive healthcare services, at low to no cost to themselves. The programme aims to ensure that employees across GSK have access to a preventive healthcare package, regardless of their location, job role, or pay grade. GSK will be the first multi-national employer to create and implement a comprehensive preventive healthcare programme across all its locations.
Preventive healthcare measures are critical at any stage of life, taking many forms – from screenings which expose illness in its early stages, to vaccinations that can stop diseases from developing at all. The services GSK will offer have all been chosen because they demonstrate high value in preventing ill health, or detecting disease, and are aligned to the World Health Organisation’s recommendations. They include a range of adult and child vaccines for preventable illnesses such as hepatitis and tuberculosis, prenatal healthcare for women, HIV and cancer screenings and smoking cessation treatment. In Việt Nam, GSK has worked with SAS to deliver this preventive healthcare package.
James Strenner, Chief Representative GSK Pte in HCMC,GSK said: “Our mission to help people do more, feel better, live longer, starts inside our company. As a global healthcare company GSK is deeply committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of its own employees and families as much as the health of the patients and consumers we serve. This is a major investment and reinforces our ongoing efforts to maintain a highly motivated, engaged and resilient workforce.”
Preventive measures are an increasingly important healthcare intervention for employees across all geographies, given the global rise in chronic non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. They are an essential part of how employees manage their health and wellbeing at all stages of life. It is easier to prevent a health problem than it is to fix or manage a health issue once it begins.
By 2018, roll-out across GSK will be complete, providing equal access to preventive healthcare services to all GSK employees and their benefits-eligible-dependants.
Rhoda Orgle, a GSK employee in Ghana said: “The main problem some of us faced before the introduction of this programme was that there wasn’t wide awareness of the importance of vaccines and other medical check-ups. For example I did not know that there was a vaccine that can help protect against cervical cancer. The general health screenings have also made me realise that I need to be cautious about my glucose and cholesterol levels and make certain lifestyle changes immediately. If the Partnership for Prevention service did not exist, I may not have taken such health issues into consideration. And even if I had, I might not have been able"
Pharmacist Le Huu Phuc, AM, BU Antibiotic & Urology said: “My family and I are among the first to experience P4P programme. Through the general health checking, we knew our health status exactly. For we can understand our health status, we can find the way to treat our health and adjust our living style, exercising more to prevent diseases. Besides, after receiving advise from doctors, I also took my 15-month-old daughter to take varicella vaccine & Japanese encephalitis vaccine. For me, preventing diseases is saving a lot compares to treating for illness.”
GSK – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For further information please visit www.gsk.com .
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