The global health community has made great strides towards addressing cancer in the past decade. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that this progress reaches low and lower middle income countries: more than 60% of the world’s total new annual cancer cases occur in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. These regions account for 70% of the world’s cancer deaths1.
Lisa Egbuonu-Davis: Supporting Gifted Students from Underrepresented Minorities and Socioeconomic Disadvantaged Groups
For Lisa, advocating for gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds (from underrepresented minorities and/or low-income groups) has long been a passion – one with its origin in her own childhood on Long Island, New York. There, teachers recognized and nurtured her strong science and math skills and gave her opportunities not consistently available to youth from low-income families like hers.
Sanofi is convinced that its role is to support each person’s fundamental right to health through daily efforts to improve access to healthcare for people everywhere.
As a worldwide healthcare company that is keenly aware of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and all the more so upon the International Human Rights Day on December 10th, the company is committed to integrating respect for human rights into its business operations and public positions.
Sanofi China received two awards in Beijing on December 2 for its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): the "2016 Social Responsibility Award – Excellent Company" and the "2016 China’s Best Corporate Citizenship Award – The Company of the Year."
Sanofi China was recognized "Excellent Company" for the second year in a row at the 9th CSR Award Ceremony. "Changing the world through responsibility" was the main theme for this year’s event, which was hosted by the Xinhua News Agency and the Research Center for CSR of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Employee holiday drive echoes company’s holistic approach in supporting Monroe County Head Start and Pocono Alliance families
COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP, Pa., December 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today that its employees continued their 22-year tradition of collecting and hand-delivering gifts, non-perishable food items, and supermarket gift cards to the families of Monroe County Head Start at Pocono Services for Families and Children (PSFC). The items were donated through the company’s “Adopt-A-Family” drive, which will brighten the holidays of 37 families this year.
In 2016, Sanofi has risen 2 positions in the Access To Medicine (ATM) Index, from 8th to 6th rank. The ATM Index analyses the top 20 research-based pharmaceutical companies on how they make medicines, vaccines and diagnostics more accessible in low- and middle-income countries.
Sanofi’s performance is well recognized this year in the two main areas, which represent 45% of the overall score and are major enablers of access:
Six years ago, 77-year-old Mason Linn noticed a change in his wife Yvonne’s behavior. She began doing things like putting the car in reverse instead of drive. Soon after, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Once Mason became Yvonne’s full-time caregiver, he wanted to find a safe, understanding environment that she could visit and enjoy activities outside of their home. Luckily, The Friendly Community Center’s “Making Memories” program for Monroe County residents with dementia was right around the corner.