Pfizer Foundation Continues Support of Local Organizations through 2018 Global Health Innovation Grants

Apr 12, 2018 11:00 AM ET

At Pfizer, we believe that all individuals deserve access to quality healthcare and the opportunity to lead healthy lives. As part of its efforts to support sustainable solutions to improving access to quality healthcare around the world, the Pfizer Foundation provides grant funding and technical support to health-focused entrepreneurs and social enterprises through the Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) program.

Started in 2016, the GHIG program has helped growing organizations increase their impact through a variety of initiatives, including training programs for community healthcare workers, technology-based approaches to healthcare and the establishment of new points of care for rural populations. In the first year of the program alone, GHIG support enabled grantees to reach nearly 141,000 new patients.

We’re proud to announce that the Pfizer Foundation has once again awarded GHIG grants to 20 organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This support will enable these organizations to expand their unique approaches to tackling some of today’s most complex healthcare challenges – from addressing health inequities faced by women and children, to advancing innovative healthcare models that target underserved populations. Seventeen organizations in this year’s cohort received GHIG grants last year as well, highlighting the program’s continued impact and the expansion of these ongoing projects.

The Pfizer Foundation’s continued support through GHIG reflects our belief that local innovation is essential to driving solutions needed to achieve a healthier world. Learn more about the GHIG program and hear from some of our past grantees 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.