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Global Health Fellows: 13 Years of Impact
October 13, 2016
Pictured above are our 2016 Pfizer Global Health Fellows (from left to right): Francisco Varela, Carol Read, Paul Lippner, Christy Ann Fleurat, Stephanie Duhamel, Leslie Tive, Kristin Manzolillo, Rebecca Stoll and Victoria Archibald.
The Global Health Fellows (GHF) Program, Pfizer’s signature international corporate volunteer initiative, places Pfizer colleagues on short-term assignments with leading international development organizations in underserved communities around the world. When it comes to healthcare, Pfizer believes that every individual deserves to live the healthiest life possible, and the GHF Program supports this mission by giving Pfizer colleagues the opportunity to use their skills and expertise to help improve healthcare systems in low- and middle-income countries.
Since 2003, more than 300 Pfizer colleagues have volunteered in more than 40 countries around the world to address pressing global health challenges, such as limited access to care, lack of education and low immunization rates, among others. During deployment, each Fellow works closely with his or her partner’s local office to help strengthen service delivery and operations for that particular organization, while also gaining new perspectives on global health challenges.
The following infographic highlights the enduring impact that Pfizer GHFs have had on local partners and the people they serve. For 13 years, the GHF Program has been matching Fellows’ skills in medical communications, strategic planning, quality assurance, IT and supply chain management – among other areas of expertise – with the specific needs of global health organizations, enabling more than 340,000 hours of pro bono work to support those in need. Pfizer is proud of the GHF Program’s commitment to building healthcare capacity in communities that need it most.
Our 2016 Fellows have been deployed with the following community-based partners:
- FHI 360
- CARE International
- IntraHealth International
- Save the Children
- Population Services International (PSI)
“Pfizer Global Health Fellows supported our ongoing efforts as true colleagues. They served alongside our teams and brought unique expertise and perspective to our programs,” says IntraHealth International. “They’ve helped us make a real difference improving the delivery of healthcare.”