We collaborate with partners to build health system capacity and infrastructure to increase access to health care globally.
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 2015, AbbVie and the AbbVie Foundation provided $6.3 million in medicines and cash grants to respond to disasters. For example, the AbbVie Foundation provided a $250,000 grant to International Medical Corps (IMC) in response to the European refugee crisis to support health services for the most vulnerable refugee groups. We also supplied medicine to 342 medical missions by four partners in 2015 working in countries in greatest need.
Learn more about some impacts of AbbVie’s medicine donation programs.
$650,000 in medicines and grants donated from AbbVie and the AbbVie Foundation after the 2015 Nepal earthquake
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.