A Holistic Approach to Empowering Health Entrepreneurs

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A Holistic Approach to Empowering Health Entrepreneurs

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Monday, August 14, 2017 - 4:20pm

CAMPAIGN: Pfizer Corporate Responsibility: Individual Voices

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Around the world, health entrepreneurs and social enterprises are pioneering innovative, locally driven solutions that have the potential to transform healthcare for underserved communities. These young organizations are starting small but thinking big, and private sector companies like Pfizer can play an important role in helping them grow. However, we must also realize that, in today’s complex health landscape, successful collaboration requires more than financial support.

Through its Global Health Innovation Grant (GHIG) program, the Pfizer Foundation seeks to empower social entrepreneurs by providing technical assistance and mentorship, in addition to funding. These partnerships are truly collaborative, and aim to supply these growing enterprises with the flexible and holistic support they need to help their ideas flourish.

In a recent post published by Health Affairs, Caroline Roan, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Pfizer, and Zubaida Bai, founder and CEO of ayzh, Inc., a recent GHIG recipient, discussed the organizations’ partnership and how the Pfizer Foundation is helping ayzh deliver low-cost maternal health solutions to even more women in India and Africa. Read the full article here.

The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions.