Capacity Building

We collaborate with partners to build health system capacity and infrastructure to increase access to health care globally.

Our donations and grants to partners help to strengthen health systems following natural disasters, including in the Philippines.

Strengthening Health Systems After Natural Disasters by Providing Critically Needed Medicine and Grants

We support humanitarian relief partners to help those affected by natural disasters and to strengthen health systems. In 2017 AbbVie’s product donations reached 61 countries for disaster relief efforts, medical missions or planned product donations. Also in 2017, AbbVie and the AbbVie Foundation committed more than $4 million to hurricane disaster relief as well as earthquake relief in Mexico. In 2018, AbbVie committed $100 million to accelerate recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Read more about 2017 efforts here, see the impact of this grant by the AbbVie Foundation in response to the European refugee crisis, or learn more about the impacts of AbbVie's medicine donation program.

We partner with organizations such as The Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) to increase health care capacity.

Partnering with Others to Prevent the Spread of HIV/AIDS

With the support of the AbbVie Foundation, our partner Direct Relief has distributed 30 million HIV rapid tests in 15 countries since 2002. The program targets the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS—and prevented infection in more than 19,000 newborns in 2015 alone.

In addition, 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 more than 1 million people.

Promoting More Effective and Sustainable Health Care Systems

Across Europe, AbbVie is working with stakeholders to address the changing disease burden and promote more effective and sustainable health care systems. Our Sustainable Health Care initiative brings together academia, health care providers, patients’ groups and industry to find solutions to improve patient care while reducing costs.