HISTORY OF KEDI
Mr. William Zhao was born in Hong Kong, China. He came into Africa, Ghana in the year 2000. He worked as a manager in a pharmaceutical group of company which he managed for several years. During his stay in Africa he discovered that the major problems Africans suffer are basically health and poverty. While he was in Ghana, he saw so many ailments which were incurable, and to his greatest surprise most Africans die of these ailments and poverty. Based on his knowledge and upbringing he had with Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM), he decided to introduce these herbal medicines to Africans. He thought of various ways to help the health state of the country and in line eradicate poverty from African countries. In the year 2006, he opened a health company known as KEDI HEALTHCARE NIG. LTD. Lagos State. KEDI Healthcare has established itself as a world-class and leading global provider of healthcare products. It is a conglomerate with business interests in pharmaceutical sectors in China that promotes Traditional Chinese Medical Culture worldwide. KEDI Healthcare’s business strength is based on a capability and expertise built up over many years, basking in over 5000 years of Chinese herbal knowledge which has contributed immensely to the health and longevity of the Chinese people. Partners include pharmaceutical companies, governments, bio-technologies, university departments, schools involved in a broad range of activities and in industry for healthcare research and development. As an original healthcare provider, KEDI Healthcare also distributes healthcare equipment. KEDI Healthcare has a highly pro-active after sales service and technical support capability and offers support globally, either through approved partners or its own service team. KEDI Healthcare employs 163 people across the company. KEDI Healthcare which was formed in 2005, created alongside a formidable partnership with Fidson Healthcare (an indigenous pharmaceutical company listed in the Nigeria Stock Exchange) to aid local production of healthcare products. All part of the larger ‘KEDI Healthcare, Group of Companies’, comprises KEDI Healthcare Industries (Nigeria) Limited, KEDI Healthcare Industries (Ghana) Limited and a Joint Venture Company with AOBO Inc. KEDI Healthcare in the early years commenced sale of products with less than ten distribution outlets. The first product to be produced was GOLDEN SIX. As he saw the effectiveness in the health status of the people of Africa, he produced REISHI, REVIVE, MAGILIM and many more. In 2007, its growth and product acceptability led to a rapid growth and expansion. Product Service Centres increased to 100. At this same time, the company President Mr. William Zhao was building strong business relationships. In 2008, a wholly owned subsidiary, KEDI Healthcare (Ghana) Limited was formed. This led to an increase in business scope of KEDI Healthcare in the African continent. The business was introduced to the Republic of Benin, a French speaking West-African country in 2010. The same year, due to high demand and the quality nature of the products, KEDI Healthcare distribution network increased to 200 outlets and 100,000 active distributors. Despite strong policies in relation to new product registration, compliance to all regulations ensured that KEDI Healthcare has introduced 14 new products including healthcare equipment in addition to her current product lines. Throughout the following years, KEDI established sound professional relationships with major pharmaceutical companies, including a joint venture with AOBO Inc. to form at different stages; we can always utilize the medicinal effects of herbs and plants. AOBO-KEDI Bioengineering (South-Africa) Limited in 2013 and this led to a growth in sales turnover. In 2014, the company relocated to a new head office and the company’s third branch office was opened against stiff competition. Despite strong policies in relation to new product registration, compliance to all regulations ensured that KEDI Healthcare has introduced 14 new products including healthcare equipment in addition to her current product lines. Throughout the following years, KEDI established sound professional relationships with major pharmaceutical companies, including a joint venture with AOBO Inc. to form At different stages, we can always utilize the medicinal effects of herbs and plants. AOBO-KEDI Bioengineering (South-Africa) Limited in 2013 and this led to a growth in sales turnover. In 2014, the company relocated to a new head office and the company’s third branch office was opened against stiff competition. Alongside, individual distributor numbers increased and presence in over ten countries was established around the same time. In 2015, significant growth was evidenced in the product lines. The 2015 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Youyou Tu for her discovery of a therapy (Qinghao) against malaria, and KEDI Healthcare has for years used this therapy in the production of its anti-malaria product. This product has helped a lot in the fight against malaria in Africa. The same year, KEDI Healthcare introduced its business in Burkina-Faso. It also recorded a total of over 600,000 active distributors across its business and opened another branch office. This led to a new specialty for KEDI Healthcare, a sector in which we can now confidently state that we are: “a world-class provider of healthcare products”.