Partnerships to Improve Testing and Care

At Abbott, we believe that innovative, responsible and sustainable business plays an important role in building a healthy, thriving society.

An important part of this work is helping people build better lives and stronger communities, through partnerships with others. We are sharing expertise, product donations and resources through targeted partnerships that expand access to quality testing and care. Discover how we're helping to address critical needs in developing countries around the world.

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

The End of Malaria

In 2016, there were an estimated 216 million cases of malaria in 91 countries, with children under 5 years at the highest risk.1

To address this global burden, we’ve partnered with Malaria No More, a global nonprofit with the mission to mobilize global resources required to achieve malaria eradication by 2040. Through Malaria No More, we donated 2 million malaria tests to health clinics in Africa in order to screen children who may have a malaria infection.

Tressy Now Thrives After Being Tested and Treated for Malaria.

To treat malaria appropriately requires accurate testing and diagnosis. This, in turn, can stop the spread of the disease and save lives. In our continued effort to help this cause, we also have developed new, highly sensitive tests to detect parasite infection in people who are infected, but asymptomatic. These tests will be critical for elimination, to help 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 Testing and Care

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV at the end of 2016 and approximately 30% of those living with HIV don’t know their status.2

In order to help improve access to HIV testing and treatment, we are partnering with the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation to make HIV diagnostic solutions and care more accessible in resource-limited regions in Africa.

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

Between 2015 and 2018, we donated 147,000 SD HIV/Syphilis Duo rapid tests to 17 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 throughout the continent.

We also are partnering with OAFLA, the African Union and other global stakeholders to launch Free to Shine, a campaign that contributes to ending pediatric AIDS by 2030 and keeping mothers alive and healthy. Africa has made great progress toward ending its AIDS epidemic. However, of the 2.1 million children living with HIV globally, the majority are in Africa.3 The campaign and its sponsors aim to address this gap by: raising awareness of the HIV epidemic in children; increasing understanding of how to prevent HIV and AIDS in childhood; advocating to mobilize resources and health services; and highlighting the need to remove barriers associated with HIV and AIDS health services for women.

To learn more about the campaign, visit the website

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

We provided a grant to the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation to support its Tutu Teen Truck Project, a self-sufficient mobile healthcare unit that is used to provide counseling and healthcare services to youth in Cape Town’s underserved communities. Transforming testing into a non-threatening and friendly community activity by facilitating interactions with teens in more comfortable, natural settings helps reduce the stigma associated with HIV. In the two years since its launch, the Tutu Teen Truck has seen more than 8,000 teens and young adults. Overall, 98% of clients were tested for HIV, and approximately 40% completed their first HIV test ever, with an HIV prevalence of 3.4%.

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

Fellows Program

Our international fellowship program places two employees in assignments with PSI that address critical healthcare challenges. During the assignments, the 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 2017, our two Fellows collaborated with PSI in Washington DC and Myanmar to landscape, evaluate and make recommendations regarding non-communicable disease (NCD) diagnostics and the role they can play in preventing, detecting and treating NCDs.

Learn more about how our Fellows worked with PSI

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