We celebrate those who are working every day to improve people’s health. From supplying, manufacturing and distributing medicines, making hospital systems more effective, to meeting health provider, patient and consumer needs. This is true impact.
Olakunle Ekundayo became a pharmacist to help others in need. And while his career ultimately took a different path, his role today as the CEO of a pharmaceutical manufacturing company has given him the opportunity to impact thousands of newborn lives in Nigeria, and beyond.
Sarah Erush was cooking one evening when her phone rang. Putting down her spatula as she answered, she recognized the voice of the on-call pharmacist at work, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The pharmacist told Sarah they just admitted a 12-year-old named Jessica with suspected pancreatitis, whose mother brought her in because of severe stomach pains.
Brett Cordes loved practicing veterinary medicine so much he thought he would do it for the rest of his life. Until one day when he felt that he had no choice but to leave the career he loved for fear that it was putting his own health at risk.