We aim to leverage our history working with partners to build health care capacity globally. For example,
- The AbbVie Foundation has committed $500,000 to several relief agencies to help combat the Ebola virus in 2014. Grants will support efforts to contain the outbreak through activities such as health worker training, community education, care and treatment for patients and their families, medical supply procurement as well as logistics, warehousing, and product distribution assistance. The AbbVie Foundation is providing grants to its longtime disaster relief partners that have on-the-ground presence in West Africa: AmeriCares; Direct Relief; International Medical Corps; MAP International; and Partners In Health.
- AbbVie and the AbbVie Foundation’s support for Academic Model Providing Access To Healthcare (AMPATH) has helped build an innovative home-based HIV testing and counseling program in East Africa, reaching 1+ million people.
- Through the AbbVie Foundation’s Global AIDS Care program, we’ve reached 7+ million children and adults and trained 3,800 health care workers.
- AbbVie partners with the Philippines Society of Newborn Medicine and government agencies to strengthen local capacity and reduce prevalence of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), the second leading cause of infant mortality in the country. Together we’re creating a national registry to track disease rates, a crucial first step in controlling RDS.
We will build on these successes and enter into new partnerships to target more diseases.