LKK Health Products Group Promotes Industrial Ecosystem

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — LKK Health Products Group (LKKHPG) held its 7th Infinitus Supplier Conference themed “Cooperation Creates Value, Development Beholds Future” in Guangzhou on 28 November. Over 400 supplier representatives, employees and industrial experts attended the event.

Mr. Tim Chun, Senior Vice President of LKKHPG, delivered a keynote speech. He noted that it has become an important trend to establish industrial chains in a time of synergy and coexistence. Enterprises must push and strengthen cooperation with upstream and downstream partners within their industrial chains. Besides, they should insist on developing and creating value so as to win respect, revenues and a promising future.

“Infinitus” is the core brand of LKKHPG, whose members include Infinitus (China), Infinitus (Hong Kong), Infinitus (Taiwan) and Infinitus (Malaysia). Since its establishment in 1992, LKKHPG has adhered to its mission of “advocating the premium Chinese health regimen and nurturing healthier lives with balance, affluence, and harmony”. With product safety as the top priority, it is dedicated to providing high-quality TCM health products and services.

The Infinitus Supplier Conference has been organized annually for seven times in a row since 2008. It is intended to establish a communicative platform for both LKKHPG and its suppliers to share the latest trend and information of the industry and experience on corporate management and development. Meanwhile, based on its evaluation mechanism, LKKHPG evaluates its suppliers’ performances in a multi-dimensional way every year, and confers awards on those with outstanding performances at the conference.

In terms of quality management, LKKHPG holds on to its quality philosophy of “100-1=0” with an emphasis on comprehensive control over product quality. Furthermore, it applies its “Outstanding Supply Chain Management Model” to the five aspects of its whole supply chain, including R&D, raw material procurement, manufacturing and processing, logistics and market services. For internal management, it promotes its quality culture among all employees and applies quality management to every link of corporate management, while for external management, it closely cooperates with partners to forge the “community of interest” and the “community of responsibility”, in order to advance mutual development and sharing of responsibility. All these measures are taken to guarantee the comprehensive control over product quality.

Meanwhile, it actively carries out cooperation with authoritative universities and scientific institutions, such as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and has set up advisory boards to acquire professional advices from experts for further development of quality management. Besides, it regularly participates in seminars organized by governments and industrial associations around the globe to keep track of the latest advancements concerning product safety and ensure that its quality management aligns with the latest scientific and industrial developments and caters to consumers’ changing needs.

Mr. Harry Yeung, Senior Vice President of LKKHPG and Spokesperson of Infinitus, said, “LKKHPG aims to form an industrial ecosystem with a same goal and the same standards and to constantly enhance the capacity of the whole industrial chain. For years, we insist on establishing effective platforms and scientific mechanisms to encourage higher-standard synergy and development with the upstream and downstream partners and to drive the strategic compatibility between the suppliers and us, in order to provide consumers with safe, trustworthy and high-quality products and services.”

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Gates Foundation Commits $50 Million to Support Emergency Response to Ebola

SEATTLE, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus.

The foundation will immediately release flexible funds to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved in the response to enable them and national governments to purchase badly needed supplies and scale up emergency operations in affected countries. In addition, the foundation will work with public and private sector partners to accelerate the development of therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics that could be effective in treating patients and preventing further transmission of the disease.

“We are working urgently with our partners to identify the most effective ways to help them save lives now and stop transmission of this deadly disease,” said Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Gates Foundation. “We also want to accelerate the development of treatments, vaccines and diagnostics that can help end this epidemic and prevent future outbreaks.”

To date, the Gates Foundation has committed more than $10 million to fight the Ebola outbreak, including $5 million to WHO for emergency operations and R&D assessments and $5 million to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support efforts in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to purchase essential medical supplies, coordinate response activities, and provide at-risk communities with life-saving health information. An additional $2 million will also be committed immediately to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support incident management, treatment, and health care system strengthening.

In August, Nigeria responded to the current crisis by opening an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Lagos, with support from the foundation and the Dangote Foundation. Leveraging expertise and lessons from the national polio program, the EOC has been at the center of an aggressive push by the federal and state governments to contain the spread of the virus, and there is cautious optimism that this prompt action may have helped avert a broader outbreak.

As additional grants are made, the foundation will provide further details on its funding commitments to on-the-ground operations and to research and development for Ebola drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.