Corporate Responsibility

We view corporate citizenship and social responsibility as fundamental to our role as a member of the global community.

By supporting the communities in which we operate and investing in broader healthcare issues, we believe that we can create positive change. Discover how we are continually striving to do that through our key initiatives concerning access to healthcare, malaria eradication, HIV testing and treatment and community engagement.

We view corporate citizenship and social responsibility as fundamental to our role as a member of the global community.

Malaria Eradication

Approximately 3.2 billion people are at risk of malaria, with children under 5 years at the highest risk.1

To address this global burden, we're partnering with Malaria No More, a global nonprofit with the mission to mobilize global resources required to achieve malaria eradication by 2040.

Tressy Now Thrives After Being Tested and Treated for Malaria.

Through Malaria No More, we donated two million malaria tests to health clinics in Africa in order to screen children who may have a malaria infection. To treat malaria appropriately requires accurate testing and diagnosis. This, in turn, can stop the spread of the disease and save a life. Our efforts were recognized in November 2014, when we received the Corporate Citizenship Award for our diagnostic leadership in the fight against malaria.

In our continued effort to help this cause, we have developed new, highly sensitive tests to detect parasite infection in people who are infected, but asymptomatic. These tests will be critical for elimination, as we will need to find and treat people who have no fever and no visible symptoms.

To learn more about these tests, visit the product page here

Tressy Now Thrives After Being Tested and Treated for Malaria.

Our Impact
Zambia, Nigeria and Chad

Zambia, Nigeria and Chad

Product(s)
SD Bioline Malaria Ag P.f.

SD Bioline Malaria Ag P.f.
Malaria No More

HIV Continuum of Care

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV at the end of 2015 and approximately 54% of those living with HIV don’t know their status.1

In order to help improve access to HIV testing and treatment, we are partnering with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, Population Services International (PSI) and the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) to donate and distribute our HIV tests to the most affected regions throughout Africa and Asia, and provide individuals with the resources for timely health management options.

Her Excellency Sia Nyama Koroma highlights the impact of donated Alere HIV/Syphilis Duo tests on pregnant women in Sierra Leone.

In 2014, we announced our donation of Alere SD HIV/Syphilis Duo rapid tests to countries in Africa to support OAFLA’s efforts to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS and syphilis, help pregnant women and adolescent girls know their HIV status and reduce child mortality in the continent. In September 2015, we doubled our commitment to reach an additional 500,000 pregnant women, infants, adolescents and other at-risk populations with screening and prevention services.

Her Excellency Sia Nyama Koroma highlights the impact of donated Alere HIV/Syphilis Duo tests on pregnant women in Sierra Leone.

Our Impact

Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Comoros, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Guinea, Namibia, Malawi


Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Comoros, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Guinea, Namibia, Malawi

 

OAFLA

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation's Tutu Teen Truck Project

In August 2015, we provided a grant to the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation to support its Tutu Teen Truck Project, a self-sufficient mobile healthcare unit that will be used to provide counseling and healthcare services to youth  in Cape Town’s underserved communities. According to the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s research, adolescents are more likely to access mobile healthcare services than traditional facilities.

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation's Tutu Teen Truck Project

Our Impact
South Africa

South Africa

Product(s)
Alere Pima™ CD4

Alere Pima™ CD4
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

Alere Fellows

Alere Fellows is an international program that places two Alere employees in assignments around critical, healthcare challenges. During the assignments, Fellows use their clinical and business expertise to help promote access, quality, and efficiency of health services for people in greatest need.

Alere Fellows 2015: 12 weeks with PSI in Washington, DC and Swaziland

Alere Fellows 2015:
12 weeks with PSI in Washington, DC and Swaziland

In 2016, our two Alere Fellows supported Population Services International (PSI) in Honduras to better understand patient medical needs and their ability and willingness to pay for hypertension and type 2 diabetes services. In Honduras, non-communicable diseases (NCD) are on the rise and premature deaths due to NCDs far surpass deaths due to other diseases.

Learn more about how our Alere Fellows worked with PSI

Community Engagement

Alere Serves—our company-wide employee volunteer program.

Alere Serves—our company-wide employee volunteer program.

We believe it is important to give back to the communities in which we operate – it is part of being a good corporate citizen. Alere Serves is our company-wide employee volunteer program, which provides opportunities for associates around the world to make a difference in their local communities.

Alere Serves allows employee volunteers to create lasting, meaningful impact with nonprofit organizations. We work in teams all over the world to support food donation banks, rebuild damaged animal shelters, serve meals at community kitchens, organize projects for special needs camps, harvest crops at sustainable farms and help less fortunate children get ready for back-to-school.