Solutions to
Expand Access

We are committed to bringing more medicines to more people and helping to improve health around the world. Our efforts are focused on building sustainable solutions to expand access to medicines and health care for underserved patients worldwide. We continue to explore models and approaches that are tailored to the needs of patients in different geographies with different needs.

It is often suggested that the price of medicine and enforcement of intellectual property rights are the main barriers to access to medicines in poor populations. Access to medicines is a complex issue, with the greatest impact coming from lack of health care infrastructure. We believe that protection of intellectual property and sustainable pricing are essential to our ability to discover and develop new medicines, and bring them to patients in need. Given the complexity of access issues and the need for a holistic approach to solving them, we work closely with governments and other stakeholders to address health care challenges and improve health around the world. We are also taking innovative approaches to pricing, including tiered pricing both across and within countries.

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Owning Impact

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in Health

Our social investments focus on effective and sustainable health care delivery for underserved patients while empowering our colleagues, strengthening our stakeholder relationships, and ultimately having a positive impact on society and our business.

For an interactive map of all our access-related programs, see here.

Pfizer Helpful Answers Provide Pfizer medicines for free or at a savings to patients who qualify. U.S. Enabled more than 3.4 million uninsured or underinsured patients to get access to nearly 39.2 million Pfizer prescriptions from 2008 to 2012.
Infectious Disease Institute Build capacity for prevention, treatment, training, research and clinical services in Uganda. Africa Provide ongoing care and treatment to more than 36,500 patients, with outreach to 688,000 individuals; more than 10,300 health care workers from 28 countries received training in HIV/AIDS since program inception.
Global Health Fellows Improve access, quality and efficiency of health services for underserved populations through individual three to six month assignments and two to three week team volunteer assignments. Global—Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, U.S. Since 2003, 377 colleagues have completed an estimated 334,000 hours of skills-based volunteering, which is valued at approximately $49 million of pro bono service to partner organizations throughout the world. Through GHF, Pfizer has partnered with more than 40 international development organizations in more than 40 countries. 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the program.
International Trachoma Initiative Goal to eliminate trachoma by 2020 through the donation of Zithromax and an integrated public health strategy. Africa, Asia, Latin America Pfizer has shipped more than 340 million Zithromax treatments to date.
Mobilize Against Malaria Educate treatment providers and patients to improve malaria treatment. Ghana, Kenya, Senegal Over 1,200 Licensed Chemical Sellers trained to correctly dose and administer ACTs, and to recognize and refer complicated malaria cases in Ghana. Over 1,600 staff trained to advise women on prevention and treatment of malaria in Kenya. Over 200 community health workers and nurses trained in malaria diagnosis and treatment at 24 health huts in Senegal.
Global Health Partnership Strengthen innovative public health partnerships that address challenges in cancer and tobacco control, in support of the noncommunicable diseases movement. 47 countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, North America More than 97,000 patients served and 266,000 health care workers trained from 2008 to 2011.
Diflucan Partnership Program Donate Diflucan for the treatment of two opportunistic infections associated with HIV and AIDS: cryptococcal meningitis and esophageal candidiasis. 63 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America Over a 12-year period, the program has provided over $1.3 billion in medicine to more than 2,600 sites in 63 countries.