At Pfizer, our purpose is to make innovative medicines and vaccines that significantly improve people’s lives. In doing so, we are helping society achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 17 ambitious targets for positive and essential change around the world.
Pfizer’s support of the Global Goals is rooted in our belief that every individual deserves to live a longer, healthier, more productive life. At the 2016 Devex World conference in Washington, D.C., Pfizer hosted an interactive booth showcasing our work to directly support progress toward several SDGs, including Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being.
“We feel like as a global pharmaceutical company that when we discover, develop and bring to market medicines, we are really addressing the basic healthcare needs of the entire population,” says Caroline Roan, Pfizer’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. “Our challenge, of course, will be to figure out how to bring more of those medicines to more people who need them.”
We have also embraced the spirit of SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals, as we realize that no one organization or corporation can solve all of today’s complex healthcare challenges. That’s why we seek to combine our resources with the expertise of a range of diverse partners – including NGOs, governments and social entrepreneurs – to catalyze creative approaches to accelerating progress and breaking down healthcare barriers.
“Partnerships are critical to Pfizer’s ability to deliver healthcare solutions,” Caroline says. “We work through our partners in almost 63 countries to provide not only medicines, but to build healthcare capacity on the ground in the areas of the world that are most vulnerable and need the most help.”
Together with our partners, we are supporting entrepreneurial approaches to help achieve progress toward the Global Goals. Check out the flashcard below for more information on how we are working to support several SDGs (click the images to download).
“We know that when people are healthier, the communities are wealthier, and they have a chance to prosper.”