Abbott in South Africa


As a global leader with more than 75 years of heritage and an ongoing commitment to Africa, Abbott is advancing science and technology to constantly shape new methods of care and improve treatment standards across the continent. 

Founded by Dr. Wallace C. Abbott in 1888, Abbott has been dedicated to fulfilling the promise of human potential. Today, about 200 people are working at Abbott in South Africa to make a lasting impact on human health.  

We are globally aligned but locally driven to address the specific health needs and challenges of the communities in which we live and work. By creating breakthrough products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott helps people and communities live healthier lives.

We are proud to be at the forefront of bringing healthcare solutions to the people of South Africa. We offer a diverse portfolio that addresses local health challenges and helps people live not just longer, but better. Our Established Pharmaceuticals group provides the benefits of life-saving drugs and vaccines to a broader patient population by building country-specific portfolios of trusted products to suit local needs. Our Diagnostics solutions are assisting to revolutionize solutions for home use as well as the way doctors and nurses diagnose and treat patients. Our science-based Nutrition products nourish your body at every stage of life. We create solutions that help babies and children grow, keep bodies strong and active, and support the unique nutrition needs of individuals with chronic illnesses.

Abbott takes pride in working closely with local communities. Our successes are intertwined. 


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