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June 27, 2016

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Donates Funds for a Sub Rural Health Center in Myanmar For the stable provision of maternal and child health services

Tokyo, Japan - June 27 2016 - Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. announces that it has funded construction of the Sub Rural Health Center in Myanmar in collaboration with People's Hope Japan (PHJ). The Center, located in the rural village of Allel Kyun to the north of the capital of Nay Pyi Taw, was inaugurated in a ceremony on June 24.

In Myanmar, births typically occur at home with a midwife in attendance but development of health services for infants and expectant and nursing mothers is a significant challenge there*. In order to create satisfactory services for them, improved sanitary conditions, simultaneous care provision to multiple patients, ongoing care and health and medical education are needed.
Allel Kyum was chosen as the site for the new Center at the request of the Myanmar Ministry of Health due to the lack of nearby hospital facilities for childbirth. In addition to attending childbirths, a midwife residing at the Center is to provide basic medical care and ongoing health education for expectant and nursing mothers and other village residents. These services aim to promote understanding of childbirth and childcare as well as provide stable maternal and child health care services for mothers and children in the village and surrounding area.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical is dedicated to the health and well-being of people the world over and therefore supports the activities of PHJ, an international, non-governmental organization that provides education on health and medical care, with a focus on maternal and child healthcare, throughout Asia, Otsuka has provided support for various PHJ projects in the past, including donations of products to assist victims of flooding in Cambodia and of auto rickshaws (tuk-tuk) to transport pregnant women in emergencies.

In keeping with its corporate philosophy, "Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide," Otsuka is dedicated to contributing to the health and well-being of people around the world through the activities that only Otsuka can do.

About Sub Rural Health Center

About People's Hope Japan

PHJ, a non-governmental organization, supports the self-dependence of people in emerging countries in Asia, through the provision of education, facilities and equipment for health and medical care, with a focus on ongoing support for maternal and child health services. Certified as a specified non-profit organization in 1999, PHJ became Japan's first accredited NPO by Japan Tax Agency in 2001.

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Information in this news release was current as of the original release date.

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