Access to Health Care
Access to health care is a serious challenge around the world, with many people unable to receive proper medical care or visit a nearby medical facility. The Abbott Fund seeks to address this issue by designing, partnering on and implementing innovative programs to expand access to health care services for the world’s most disadvantaged populations, by training doctors, building facilities in underserved areas or engaging in other locally appropriate initiatives.
Tanzania Health Systems Strengthening
Abbott, the Abbott Fund and the Government of Tanzania's unique public-private partnership is implementing one of the most comprehensive initiatives in Africa to strengthen a country’s health care system and address critical areas of need.
Delivering Micronutrients to Prevent Malnutrition in India
Rice is a staple in India, where millions suffer from malnutrition. Mixed with regular rice, PATH’s Ultra Rice provides a boost of micronutrients in every serving. Abbott and the Abbott Fund are sharing expertise and funding to help PATH further optimize formulations and expand India's market for fortified rice.
Advancing Clinical Nutrition in China and Vietnam
We’re pioneering programs that improve nutrition standards and practices at key pediatric and general hospitals in China and Vietnam.
Addressing Severe Malnutrition and Empowering Communities
Abbott and the Abbott Fund are contributing more than $6.5 million in addition to expertise of more than 50 Abbott staff across multiple functions, to expand Partners In Health’s local production of Nourimanba. Nourimanba, like other ready-to-use therapeutic foods, is a high-calorie, high-protein, fortified peanut-based paste that is proven to dramatically improve the health of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
Improving Diabetes Screening, Treatment and Awareness
In Cochabamba, Bolivia’s third-largest city, an estimated 10 percent of adults suffer from diabetes. The Abbott Fund works to educate, counsel and care for the country's diabetes sufferers while backing a new digital records system to track patient data.