We bring deep expertise and passion to our work addressing numerous health challenges around the world. In 2013, more than 55% of U.S. volunteer hours went towards projects that utilized employees’ professional skills and expertise. For example, employees in our legal team provided 1,000+ hours of pro bono service in 2013.
AbbVie is committed to addressing the world's recognized health challenges, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), infections that disproportionately impact the world's poor and marginalized populations. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion people suffer from one or more of these conditions.
The Executive Council on Neglected Diseases coordinates efforts across the company to contribute innovative technologies, compounds for screening, and our scientific expertise. In 2013, more than 100 of AbbVie’s most experienced scientists contributed their expertise to helping solve NTDs through drug development projects, advisory boards and compound screening partner organizations. We have provided a large library of diverse chemicals to screen against many NTDs, collaborating with the following partners: