Axios International, a global healthcare access company, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary by sharing some life-changing stories of thousands of patients who have benefitted from the company’s innovative access to healthcare and treatment programs over the last two decades in Malaysia.
Highlighting the need for more actions in patient management in the space beyond healthcare facilities, Axios put out a rallying call to its clients and partners to join hands in creating a shared impact for patients and to #NeverStandStill in transforming healthcare access across the region and beyond.
One of the patients enrolled in Axios’ PSPs shared how access to innovative treatments gave them a new lease on life. Mat Ahmed (a fictitious name to protect the patient) said: “In 2021, I was told that my cancer cells were active again, and there was no suitable medicine for me anymore.
“It was devastating to hear until I learned there was a new cancer treatment that was being brought into Malaysia.
“With the support of my doctor, Dr Yap Beng Khiong and Axios International, I was able to give the medicine a try, and I’m very happy that it has helped to shrink the cancer cells tremendously and I am progressing very well.”
Mat Ahmed is a survivor of kidney cancer and was able to access a new cancer drug that significantly improved his condition after being enrolled in an Axios PSP.
Dr Joseph Saba, CEO of Axios International, said: “Change comes from a willingness to do things differently. Over the past 25 years, we continued to learn, adapt, and evolve and have seen an entire mindset shift around what access can be.
“In this digital era, though the world is interconnected, healthcare systems are not. And this is where Axios while driving the transformational leap, will play a key role in making healthcare accessible for patients.
“It is time we look at access to medicines and treatment on a regional and global level than being country specific. We must work together to create a shared impact to achieve a healthier world.”
Roshel Jayasundera, Senior Director of Global Consulting, Axios International, commented: “At Axios, we will never stand still until we help as many patients as possible, to access quality care and treatment and to stay on their full treatment journey to achieve better health outcomes.
“Access to medicines is not just about a product being listed in a market; for us, it’s about getting treatment to the patient, helping them to fulfill their treatment and reach better health.” – The Health