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How to Rid the World of Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion people worldwide. This group of viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases can be found in 149 countries – that’s 76 percent of countries in the world – and most often affects impoverished populations, who lack access to clean water or sanitation and live in close contact with infectious vectors. The effects of NTDs on communities can be devastating – keeping children out of school and preventing adults from going to work or caring for themselves or their families.

Forbes Women’s Summit: Pfizer Shares ‘The Way Forward’ to Driving Social Impact

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In today’s increasingly complex world, businesses – and the visionary leaders behind them – are playing an important role in catalyzing the new, innovative and inclusive approaches needed to solve pressing global challenges and create more equitable, just and healthy communities.

Extending Antibiotic Donations to Eliminate Trachoma

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Pfizer has long been a partner in the global effort to eliminate trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, through its donation of an oral antibiotic that can help treat and prevent the debilitating disease. Now, Pfizer has announced that it will extend its donation of the antibiotic through 2025, building on the company’s 20-year support of a partnership to eliminate this disease.

The Pfizer Foundation Announces $5 Million Grant to Support Women and Families

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The Pfizer Foundation* recently announced a $5 million grant recommitment to initiatives that provide family planning access and education for women and men at the same time children are routinely vaccinated.

By increasing access to these integrated services, we’re helping women access reproductive and sexual health services at the same time their children are vaccinated – and in turn, supporting efforts to improve the health of women and their families by:

Nepal Validated by WHO for Eliminating Blinding Trachoma

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it has validated Nepal as the sixth country to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem.

A Family Legacy: Improving Global Public Health

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When Dr. Charles A. Knirsch, MD, MPH, joined Pfizer more than 20 years ago, planning had just begun for a new partnership to eliminate trachoma, a neglected tropical disease and the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.

Universal Health Coverage: Filling the Gaps Through International Partnerships

To Achieve ‘Health For All,’ Everyone Needs a Seat at the Table
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Achieving universal health coverage is target 3.8 of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3—to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” More than this, providing universal health coverage, which includes access to high quality, affordable health services and essential medicines, is necessary to achieve all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

An Intervention That Can Significantly Improve Child Health

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The New England Journal of Medicine has published results from a new study showing that the use of an antibiotic significantly reduced mortality among children living in three low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Pfizer Foundation Continues Support of Local Organizations through 2018 Global Health Innovation Grants

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At Pfizer, we believe that all individuals deserve access to quality healthcare and the opportunity to lead healthy lives. As part of its efforts to support sustainable solutions to improving access to quality healthcare around the world, the Pfizer Foundation provides grant funding and technical support to health-focused entrepreneurs and social enterprises through the Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) program.

Moving from Reactive to Proactive Healthcare in Rwanda

Data-driven decisions make a difference for CARITAS Rwanda
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Think globally; act locally. This is the mentality CARITAS Rwanda embraces to achieve its mission.

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