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Across Africa, we operate in a cross-functional fashion, collaborating to meet each individual country’s needs and those of the patients too. Our sites span the whole of Africa, with BD West Africa covering 20 countries alone, offering a multitude of work to the associates working in this region.

Across the rest of the continent, our work is fueled by entrepreneurial spirit and connected working. With our Nairobi site in Kenya and our Woodlands site in Zambia alongside other sites in Ghana, South Africa, and field based associates in the rest of the region, our presence across the continent is strong. These sites provide life-changing products to customers and their patients across a number of segments and business units.


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In 2008, our Ghana site began just serving our Life Sciences business. Now, we have Medical capabilities across many active business units. Since 2015, we’ve won Top Employer every year, with our people adding value while feeling valued throughout their time with us. Bordered by the Ivory coast and fueled by its rich culture, Ghana is a place of collaborative spirit. A place where our associates can embrace who they are and the people around them.

South Africa

Established in 1995, 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.

But it’s not all about our patients, as a 2018 and 2019 Top Employer, and number one in the Healthcare Services Industry for the second year in a row, we go above and beyond for our associates too.


There are many opportunities to make a real difference in Africa. With a far-reaching output of work, 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. Those with great communication skills and an upbeat personality will do well here.


BD Africa has been certified as a 2020 Top Employer!

In addition, BD has been certified as a Top Employer 2020 in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia.

We are also extremely 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.

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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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