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Global Health Partnerships

Goal: To support the growth of promising cancer- and tobacco-control organizations united by the shared mission of accelerating the pace of progress in the fight against cancer.

Targeted Area: Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, the U.S., and Canada


Pfizer's Commitment: In 2007, the Pfizer Foundation, together with the Pfizer country offices, committed $47 million over four years (2008-2011).

Partners: 31 Global Health Partnerships grantees impacting more than 45 countries in seven critical cancer- and tobacco-control issue areas:

  • Cancer Control Grantees
    • Building the Evidence for Enhancing Care: American Cancer Society (Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines), Cancer Foundation of China, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) (Belgium), International Union Against Cancer (UICC) (Pan-Europe), Irish Cancer Society, The Good Dog Foundation (U.S.), The Health Policy Institute (Japan), and The New Hope in Health Foundation (Turkey)
    • Screening to Save Lives: Breast Cancer Network Japan-Akebonokai, American Cancer Society (Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela), and Cause Marketing Fundraisers (South Africa)
    • Navigating Patients Through Complicated Systems of Care: George Washington University Medical Center (U.S.), Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention (U.S.), and Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China),
  • Tobacco Control Grantees
    • Building Awareness About the Harm of Tobacco Use: Alliance for Control of Tobacco Use (Brazil), Hellenic Thoracic Society (Greece), SAMBA (Sweden), and Umberto Veronesi Foundation (Italy)
    • Developing Tobacco Control Capacity: Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) International/Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) (Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Costa Rica; Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE and Lebanon), and Mexican Council on Tobacco
    • Protecting Nonsmokers from Secondhand Smoke: American Cancer Society (Algeria and Tunisia) and Chinese Association on Tobacco Control
    • Helping Smokers Quit: Comprehensive Cancer Center at Freiburg University Medical Center (Germany), Health Promotional Foundation (Poland), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (Canada), Hungarian Academy of Teaching Family Physicians, Japan Medical-Dental Association for Tobacco Control, Partnership for Prevention (U.S.), Philippine Business for Social Progress, QUIT UK/European Network of Quitlines (Central and Eastern Europe)

One of the most important goals of GHP is to foster a culture of results-oriented discovery and innovation. While each partner is encouraged to innovate and test new models, they also receive critical assistance from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to improve the implementation, measurement, and evaluation of their work.

The grants are managed by four intermediaries: the King Baudouin Foundation U.S., Give 2 Asia, TCC Group, and The Resource Foundation with oversight from the Pfizer Foundation.