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Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson announced on Tuesday the creation of a nonprofit unit, Sanofi Global Health, which will provide 40 lower-income countries with access to 30 of the company’s “most essential medicines,” including cardiovascular, diabetes, tuberculosis, malaria and cancer treatments.

An accompanying press release said Sanofi Global Health will be the cornerstone of the Paris-based company’s corporate social responsibility strategy for “access to medicines, support for vulnerable…

Merck announced Tuesday the fifth round of global grants in its Merck for Mothers program, which funds organizations working to increase health equity in maternity care and support, according to its press release.

New grantees include a UNICEF program in Argentina focused on adolescents from indigenous communities and a Save the Children-backed project to support pregnant teenagers and young mothers in rural Moldova.

While describing the 10-year-old Merck for Mothers as a “$500…

Gilead and the Elton John AIDS Foundation launched their RADIAN initiative at this week’s Fast-Track Cities 2019 conference in London.

A joint press release said that the program aims to “meaningfully address” new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS-related illnesses in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). According to the RADIAN website, the partnership will provide “focused action, investment and resourcing to improve the quality of prevention and care for people at risk of or…

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Johnson & Johnson released its 2016 Health for Humanity Report last week highlighting its corporate social responsibility contributions over the past year. The company said its most notable achievements were placing first in Barron’s 2016 World’s Most Respected Companies List, raising its ranking from third to second on the Access to Medicines foundation’s index, launching its global public health strategy, and developing a chewable version of its roundworm and whipworm drug for children…

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Merck issued on Tuesday its 2015/2016 global social responsibility report, which details the company’s performance in areas such as access to health, environmental sustainability, employee health and well-being, and ethics and transparency.

The report highlights Merck’s pipeline of products meeting unmet medical needs, Merck scientist William Campbell’s 2015 Nobel Prize for treatment of river blindness, its Merck for Mothers initiative to reduce maternal mortality rates, and achieving…