Self-care can enhance wellbeing, prevent disease, curb illness, and restore health. We believe that empowering individuals, the community, and healthcare professionals to promote and practice self-care will lead to people all over the world being healthier. This, in turn, will contribute significantly to more sustainable healthcare systems.
Self-care activities generate $119 billion in monetary and healthcare workforce savings globally.1
1.8 billion hours
Self-care relieves a burden on healthcare providers, saving 1.8 billion hours of physicians’ time globally.1
~11 billion hours saved
Globally, self-care saves people around 11 billion hours.1*
* This saved time would otherwise be spent on unnecessary waiting, travel and consultations in primary care or emergency department settings.
Your well-being is our priority
Because your health starts with you, we are committed to providing self-care solutions to allow you to better manage your personal well-being. We leverage the best in science, together with our world-class pharmaceutical quality standards, to deliver consumer-driven, innovative medicines and products for allergy; pain; digestive wellness; cough, cold and flu; and physical and mental wellness.
Cough, Cold and Flu
Colds are one of the most common illnesses experienced by both adults and children. While cough is the most common symptom of a cold, people can experience up to five symptoms during the life cycle of a cold.
Our portfolio in cough and cold addresses the full range of symptoms so people can get back to their lives. Our brands are trusted across the world, and some have been on the market for over 50 years.
We recognize that allergies can be challenging and symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing and a runny nose can be a burden to getting on with everyday life. We understand allergy sufferers’ needs and have a number of innovative, effective products in our range to respond effectively to each person’s specific allergy needs.
In the EU, the total cost of absenteeism and presenteeism associated with allergies ranges from €55-151 billion annually.2
The gut is often referred to as the body’s second brain. The digestive system provides energy and fuel for the whole body, so when someone suffers from gastro intestinal disorders, their life can literally be put on hold.
Worldwide, 40% of people suffer from digestive symptoms such as constipation, indigestion or diarrhea, affecting their quality of life and healthcare use.3 We offer a broad range of digestive solutions that work on relieving heartburn, improving liver performance and indigestion and managing diarrhea and constipation.
Physical and Mental Wellness
Across the world, 77% of people have used nutritionals in the last 12 months to maintain their general health, provide immune system support or to supplement in areas of vitamin deficiency.
We are committed to providing world-class products and services that help manage energy, stress, sleep and anxiety.
Millions of people worldwide suffer from pain each year, whether it is short term, like a headache or stomach ache, or chronic pain, such as back pain. Low Back Pain (LBP) continues to be the leading reason for “Years Lost to Disability” (YLTD) in every region of the world,4 affecting around 1 in 10 people.
As a health journey partner, we aim to empower consumers to live healthier and fuller healthier lives through a full range of holistic pain management solutions.
Our Leading Global and Local Brands
Take a look at highlights from our portfolio of self-care products.
- Bauer C, May U, Giulini-Limbach C, Schneider-Ziebe A (2022) The Global Social and Economic Value of Self-Care 2022 Report. Global Self-Care Federation. Accessed 17 July 2022.
- Zuberbier T, Lötvall J, Simoens S, Subramanian SV, Church MK (2014) Economic burden of inadequate management of allergic diseases in the European Union: a GA(2) LEN review. Allergy 69:1275-1279; DOI: 10.1111/all.12470
- Sperber AD, Bangdiwala SI, Drossman DA, et al. (2021) Worldwide prevalence and burden of functional gastrointestinal disorders, results of Rome Foundation Global Study. Gastroenterology 160:99-114.e3; DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.04.014
- Hoy D, Bain C, Williams G, et al. (2012) A systematic review of the global prevalence of low back pain. Arthritis and Rheumatism 64:2028-2037; DOI: 10.1002/art.34347