Pfizer has a strong tradition of funding external, independent, not-for-profit organizations to support shared goals and to demonstrate our commitment to fund programs and activities that provide broad public benefit, advance medical care and improve patient outcomes. These external, independent, not-for-profit organizations include patient advocacy groups, professional medical associations, and other charitable organizations with 501(c) (3) tax status. Pfizer strives to ensure that our continued alignment with external, independent, not-for-profit organizations is conducted in strict compliance with relevant laws and regulations, industry codes, external standards and internal Pfizer policies and procedures.
Hospice Association of the Witwatersrand
Pfizer has been an active partner of the Hospice of the Witwatersrand, providing grants to support the Soweto Hospice and activities of the Hospice Association. These grants are intended to strengthen the capacity of health care providers, caregivers and local leaders to respond to the devastating challenges of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. In 2006, Pfizer donated R1-million towards the construction of a new and bigger hospice facility in Diepkloof, Soweto. Pfizer has contributed over R3 million to support Soweto Hospice activities, over the years
The Public Health Enhancement Fund (PHEF) is a consortium of over 20 private healthcare companies that have partnered with government to support the implementation of priority healthcare programs. They pool funds to be used for the benefit of transformative healthcare projects, jointly agreed to with the Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi. The following projects were jointly agreed to and are in various stages of implementation and success:
- Expansion of healthcare professionals
- Academy for leadership and management in healthcare
- Support for the training of Masters and PhD students for combating and developing new interventions in HIV, AIDS, and TB.