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  • ECONOMIC VALUE: Through localized manufacturing and distribution, we're creating jobs in the region to positively impact local economies.

    Economic Value
  • CLINICAL OUTCOMES: By training thousands of implanters and surgeons in Asia how to use advanced medical technologies and therapies, we can help improve clinical outcomes of patients in the area.

    Clinical Outcomes
  • SOCIETAL IMPACT: Through our training, delivery, and access efforts in Asia, we are providing local communities with the knowledge and skills to address the rising healthcare challenge of chronic disease – helping to save lives and reduce healthcare costs due to lost productivity.

    Societal Impact

Expanding healthcare access in Asia

Expanding access in Asia

Chronic, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for more than 8 in 10 deaths in Asia, according to the World Health Organization. To help reduce that number, we're educating physicians and patients about advanced life-enhancing technologies and therapies, while also working to make them more accessible in the region.

Predicted
Growth of Noncommunicable Diseases in Asia


Estimated number of cases
for each NCD.1

Chart - Predicted Growth of NCDs in Asia

References: 1Silink, Martin. Pres. IDF; Prof. of Paediatric Endocrinology, University of Sydney and The Children's Hospital, Westmead, Sydney, Austraila. The Diabetes Summit for South-East Asia, Chennai, India, 28-30 November, 2008.
China Nutrition and Health Survey, 2002, China National NCD Risk Factor Surveillance, 2007.

Committing to a Leadership Role

To address Asia's NCD healthcare challenge, we're instituting new ways of working and collaborating to help strengthen health systems and improve delivery of innovative treatments and therapies in the region.

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Beijing Patient Care Center

This education center opened in 2010, with the goal of helping local patients gain a better understanding of all the Medtronic treatments and therapies available to them. By working with both physicians and Medtronic representatives, patients gain awareness and hands-on experience with the latest technologies and innovations through multi-media and 3-D models.

 
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Greater China Headquarters and Innovation Experience Center in Shanghai

Established in 2011, this regional headquarters office includes a state-of-the-art physician training facility, where 9,000 physicians a year gain hands-on experience through a virtual cath lab, surgical room, and training courses. We also are exploring electronic training capabilities to better serve the many remote areas of China. Today, the Shanghai facility houses 600 employees and we expect to add 1,000 more in the next 5 years.

 
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Manufacturing Facility and
Education Center in Singapore

Singapore is an ideal location for manufacturing because of its skilled labor pool and central location, which makes distribution efficient and cost-effective. Today, more than 120 employees are producing cardiac devices and we expect to produce other devices here in the future. We also opened an education center, where 500 physicians a year are gaining hands-on experience with the latest technologies.

 
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India Headquarters in Mumbai

Driven by rising cardiovascular disease and diabetes healthcare challenges in India, we've increased our efforts and moved into a new, larger headquarters in 2011. In the next 5 years, we plan to add more than 500 employees and train more than 4,000 implanters and surgeons through advanced training centers and hospital workshops.

 

Benefit Summary

Medtronic is making a concentrated effort to reduce the number of deaths from chronic, noncommunicable disease in Asia by making advanced medical technologies and therapies more accessible, providing innovative ways to train physicians, and increasing patient awareness of how to treat chronic disease.

  • ECONOMIC VALUE: Through localized manufacturing and distribution, we're creating jobs in the region to positively impact local economies.
  • CLINICAL OUTCOMES: By training thousands of implanters and surgeons in Asia how to use advanced medical technologies and therapies, we can help improve clinical outcomes of patients in the area.
  • SOCIETAL IMPACT: Through our training, delivery, and access efforts in Asia, we are providing local communities with the knowledge and skills to address the rising healthcare challenge of chronic disease – helping to save lives and reduce healthcare costs due to lost productivity.