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Across Africa, we work in a cross-functional fashion, collaborating to meet each individual country’s needs and those of the patients too. Our South Africa offices are located in Johannesburg where our Africa HQ is situated. In addition, we have offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; and Lusaka, Zambia. We also have a presence in the other African countries where we have field-based associates making our presence across the continent strong. We provide life-changing products to customers and their patients across a number of segments and business units.


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South Africa 

Established in 1995 with the office located in Johannesburg, our South African business is home to more than 190 associates. With a strong presence throughout the region, we have a big part to play within the healthcare industry. Offering sales support, technical service and application training for the entire BD product range, both directly and via a network of professional distributors, our South African office has been the center of expansion of operations on the continent. We also provide guidance on issues such as healthcare worker and patient safety, product optimization, and patient comfort.


Our office in Nairobi, Kenya, was established in 2000. With a highly competent team offering sales, marketing, and technical support for BD products and equipment, we support Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Seychelles Eritrea. We provide training in good laboratory practices and safe injection practices to strengthen healthcare within the region.


In 2008, our site located in Accra, Ghana, began just serving our Life Sciences business. Now, we operate in all three BD business segments. BD Medical and BD Diagnostics distributors support West and Central Africa while BD Biosciences covers Ghana, Nigeria, and Democratic Republic of Congo. We provide sales and technical support, including application specialists and service engineers strategically located throughout the region. 

The Ghana Health Service, acting through its National AIDS/STI Control Program, in collaboration with BD in West Africa, successfully inaugurated the Ghana National Center of Excellence for laboratory training in March 2008 which, to date, has successfully trained over 100 laboratorians from the region. 


There are many opportunities to make a real difference in Africa. You can impact people across the continent with us, working in Life Sciences, Medical, and beyond to meet their needs. We have opportunities for those wanting to get to know our medical products inside out, delivering them to our customers with passion and charisma. Great communication skills and an upbeat personality will be your strong assets.


BD has been certified as a Top Employer 2020 in Africa, and additionally - in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia. We are also proud to announce that BD has been certified as a Top Employer in South Africa 2020 and number 1 in the Healthcare Services Industry for the third year in a row.

BD has received this top recognition and been certified in South Africa for ten years, and continentally in Africa, Kenya, Ghana, and Zambia for six years.


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I am motivated to stay with BD because my work can impact millions of lives and change them for the better. Working with the Pre-Analytical Systems portfolio shows me that a single vacutainer tube used to collect samples can inform a diagnosis, allowing people the opportunity to be treated and live healthier lives.

Catherine Mwangangi
Sales Representative, Africa

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