Philanthropy - Global
Access to medicines
- Launched in 2000 with SA Ministry of Health.
- Programme treats cryptococcal meningitis and oesophageal Candidiasis with Diflucan®.
- Diflucan® is free and without limit on time or value, to state facilities and NGOs.
- The donation is coupled with training, ensuring correct diagnosis, treatment, management of infections.
- DPP was extended in mid-2001 to all developing countries with an HIV/AIDS prevalence of more than 1%.
- 42 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean are participants.
- In South Africa, as of February 2006, we have provided over eight million free Diflucan® tablets to the Ministry of Health, treated over 110 000 patients and the programme is active at 453 sites across the country.
- Globally, as of February 2006, Pfizer has provided over 13 million Diflucan® tablets, at 1100 sites in 42 countries.
- In total, over 200 000 patients have been treated on the Programme.
Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala, Uganda
Partnership with the University, Academic Alliance Foundation, Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, Infectious Diseases Society of America and Pfizer.
- Resulted in opening of a modern treatment and training Institute at Makerere University.
- Trains 250 African doctors annually in advances in HIV/AIDS prevention, diagnosis, treatment.
- Trainees return to their countries to teach local health care providers.
- Centre is expected to provide care to 85 000 patients.
- Several research projects are underway focusing on adherence, clinical guidelines, AR delivery, Kaposi’s sarcoma.
International Trachoma Initiative
- Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness
- It can be reversed by treating infection with one dose of a Pfizer medicine and addressing underlying causes of the disease, such as poverty and hygiene.
- The partnership has provided 175 000 sight-saving surgeries and distributed 28 million antibiotic treatments in 13 countries in west Africa and parts of Asia.
Access to our talent
Global Health Fellows
- Initiated in 2003.
- Partnership places colleagues for up to 6 months in fully paid assignments with NGOs globally to provide necessary assistance in fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other major threats to human life.
- During secondment, employment contracts remain in force.
- 90 Pfizer Fellows have been placed globally
- SA has benefited from 8 Fellows.
- Pfizer recently received the Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy in recognition of its commitment to corporate giving.