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Global Health Grants and Investments
Bridging the Gap to Better Care
Our strategy focuses on 3 key areas
- Improving healthcare delivery by supporting social enterprises and organizations seeking to develop innovative and sustainable approaches to healthcare products and services
- Addressing key barriers that prevent women and children around the world from receiving sufficient care
- Increasing knowledge and awareness of non-communicable diseases to support prevention and early diagnosis globally
Pfizer Corporate Responsibility
believes that all individuals,
everywhere, deserve access to
quality healthcare and the
opportunity to live healthy lives.
Catalyzing Health Delivery and Social Innovation
Some of our recent funding has supported these global health initiatives
- The StartHealth Investment Program, an initiative by Unitus Seed Fund, in partnership with Pfizer Inc. and the Pfizer Foundation, Narayana Health, Manipal hospitals and PATH, is targeted towards identifying, mentoring and investing in early stage healthcare technology startups. Within the purview of this program, the technology innovations supported include a mobile cardiac services platform offering on-demand opinions of multiple cardiologists for ECGs and a portable radiation-free non-invasive breast cancer screening device for use in low resource settings
- PharmAccess Foundation to bring a potentially transformative mobile health savings and payment platform for underserved communities in Kenya, primarily women and children, making quality healthcare more accessible and affordable
- Global Health Investment Fund which is investing in the development of drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other interventions against diseases that disproportionately burden low-income countries. An example includes a rapid low-cost point of care tuberculosis diagnostic device with high sensitivity for diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Supporting Women and Children’s Health Initiatives
Some of our recent grants include
- Support for “last-mile” interventions to improve immunization coverage for children in Indonesia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Pakistan, Uganda and Zambia. In some cases, providing health workers with mobile phones, and solar-powered tablets to register children and help track vaccination schedules in real time.
- A pilot program in Malawi that trains healthcare workers to provide family planning information and support to women during routine childhood immunization visits.
Lessening the Burden of Non-communicable Diseases
1 The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc with distinct legal restrictions.