An individual’s ability to access quality health care is often limited where infrastructure is weak or non-existent. By supporting collaborative and entrepreneurial approaches that aim to build and improve health infrastructure, we are giving organizations and individuals the skills and resources they need to drive better global health outcomes.
In today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, new and creative solutions are needed to accelerate advances in global health and development. Pfizer is responding to this new global picture by focusing on locally driven and collaborative approaches that aim to break down healthcare access barriers, address the health needs of individuals and support long-term capacity building.
Through a Highly Orchestrated Supply Network (HOSuN) approach, Pfizer has developed a supply chain that is directly sensitive to patient needs and can speed our response to those needs. Enhanced with technological advances, we are able to track movement of product throughout the entire supply chain.
Pfizer has had two successful Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals which resulted in reductions of GHG emissions by roughly half from 2000 to 2014. We are working hard to meet our third GHG reduction goal to reduce emissions 20 percent further by 2020 from a 2012 baseline. This latest goal has been recognized as a Science Based Target by an initiative led by the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the World Wildlife Fund.
Compared with a 2012 baseline, by the end of 2020 Pfizer has the goal to reduce:
For Pfizer, Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, is inextricably linked to our belief that every individual deserves to lead a long, healthy and productive life. Good health is fundamental to advancing all of the 17 SDGs, each of which is connected to advances in public health.
For nearly 65 years, the Pfizer Foundation has been making important global health contributions around the world. This includes investments that support innovative approaches to breaking down barriers to health care access for women and children in low-resource communities, ultimately advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 for Gender Equality.
Through our Women and Children’s Health portfolio, the Pfizer Foundation provides grants to organizations to help improve access to immunization and family planning services. The portfolio includes initiatives to: