Harnessing Entrepreneurship to Promote Sustainable Health Solutions

09:10 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | 3blmedia - Health

SOURCE: Pfizer


Pfizer believes a collaborative relationship between the public and private sectors is critical in generating sustainable solutions for global health challenges. To underscore that belief, we are proud that through the Pfizer Foundation we provide catalytic grants to social entrepreneurs and organizations, with the goal of improving access to affordable, quality healthcare care for those in need. We achieve this by providing funding and technical assistance to help scale potential high-impact innovations that aim to improve health systems and infrastructure in low-resource settings.

Some of the partners and projects the Pfizer Foundation has supported through our Health Delivery and Social Innovation portfolio include:

  • LifeNet International: Launched an initiative in Uganda to ensure quality, sustainable primary care services for underserved individuals through the training of nurses and other staff at 10 community health centers
  • North Star Alliance: Created a chain of roadside clinics in Africa made from refurbished shipping containers, which provide low-cost primary and sexual health care to mobile, at-risk individuals along major transportation routes
  • Clínicas del Azúcar: Manages a network of clinics in Mexico that offer high quality, low-cost diabetes care using an innovative, franchise model

Learn more about how the Pfizer Foundation is harnessing entrepreneurship for good to improve access to health care for people in need:

The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions.

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KEYWORDS: Health & Healthcare, Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives, Pfizer, Pfizer Foundation, Innovation, access, medicines, Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainability, Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being

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