Year at a glance

January

Field visit of Jean-Christophe Tellier, CEO, to Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), to review the impact of our 6-year partnership with the Brothers of Charity following over 3 000 persons living with epilepsy.

Visit of Jean-Christophe Tellier, CEO, DR Congo (photo)

February

Delivery of new EEG equipment to Neuropsychiatric Center Joseph Guislain (DR Congo), including a mobile EEG for consultations in remote areas.

Delivery of new EEG equipment to Neuropsychiatric Center Joseph Guislain (photo)

March

Exploring educational needs of village doctors in Nanning, Baise and Hechi (GuangXi province, China).

Exploring educational needs of village doctors in Nanning, Baise and Hechi (photo)

April

‘Rainbow Bridge’ training of 175 health care professionals in Hohhot (Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China) through our partnership with project HOPE.

‘Rainbow Bridge’ tainraining of 175 health care professionals in Harbin (photo)

May

Walk for Africa organized in 22 UCB affiliates raising over € 11 000.

Walk for Africa (photo)

June

‘Health and Hope Fund’ provided a training program for 98 village doctors in Kunming (Yunnan province, China).

Former Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Vice-Chair Dr. JP van Ypersele de Strihou connected with UCB colleagues and fostered ecological awareness activities at UCB sites during the Global Green Planet Day.

Selection of two new CSR initiatives, through employee vote: Duke University in Uganda, and Handicap International in Madagascar.

‘Health and Hope Fund’ provided a training program for 98 village doctors in Kunming (photo)

July

Field visit to Kigali reviewing the impact of our partnership with the Brothers of Charity at the neuropsychiatric hospital in Ndera.

Signing of three-year contract with OneFamilyHealth for improving access to care at various health posts in remote Rwanda.

Field visit to Kigali reviewing the impact of our partnership with the Brothers of Charity at the neuropsychiatric hospital in Ndera (photo)

August

The ‘Orchestrate Responsible Entrepreneurship’ initiative, a senior leadership program, engaged UCB colleagues attending leadership course in the search for patient insights in remote parts of GuangXi province (China), together with the BDC of Red Cross Society of China.

The Orchestrate Responsible Entrepreneurship initiative (photo)

September

The ‘Orchestrate Responsible Entrepreneurship’ initiative engaged UCB colleagues in the search for patient insights in remote parts of Rwanda, together with the Brothers of Charity. Additional colleagues obtained similar patient insights during visits to Xi’an (ShaanXi province, China) and Xining (Qinghai province, China), together with project HOPE.

The Orchestrate Responsible Entrepreneurship initiative (photo)

October

The partnership with ‘Rainbow Bridge’ provided training to 98 healthcare professionals in Harbin (Heilongjiang province, China).

‘Health and Hope Fund’ provided a training program for 98 village doctors in Baotou (Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China).

The partnership with ‘Rainbow Bridge’ provided training to 98 healthcare professionals in Harbin (photo)

November

The ‘Orchestrate Responsible Entrepreneurship’ initiative engaged UCB colleagues in the search for patient insights in remote parts of Mozambique, together with the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health.

The Orchestrate Responsible Entrepreneurship initiative (photo)

December

Field visit to Rwanda by Professor Dr. Paul Boon (Ghent University) to gain insights on the PhD neurology program, a partnership between the Brothers of Charity, UCB and Ghent University.

Field visit to Rwanda by Professor Dr. Paul Boon (photo)