Access to healthcare

Addressing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - from prevention to pipeline to treatment


35,000 +

healthcare workers trained

12+ million

people reached through our portfolio of access programmes

9.3 million

people reached though our Patient Assistance Programmes


countries have active access to health initiatives

$686+ million

of medicines donated by Patient Assistance Programmes

3+ million

youth reached through our Young Health Programme

Our Approach to Access to healthcare

Health is central to a functioning society and connects us all. We work with the industry and other partners to remove barriers to access for people, regardless of social or economic condition.

Our approach is centred on our understanding of the healthcare systems and needs of the people who live in emerging economies. We develop medicines, create supporting programmes and channel our investments – including those focused on prevention and strengthening health systems – to meet the needs of communities.

Our Access to healthcare focus areas include:

Our Access to healthcare approach supports the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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