Pfizer Partnership Organizations Significantly Benefit From Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows Program

  Pfizer Partnership Organizations Significantly Benefit From Pfizer’s Global
  Health Fellows Program

   Pfizer Celebrates 10^th Anniversary of this Signature Social Investment
                                   Program

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 22, 2013

Pfizer Inc. is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Global Health
Fellows Program (GHF) as part of its corporate social investment strategy that
focuses on leveraging the full range of the company’s resources — people,
medicines, expertise and funding — to broaden access to medicines and
strengthen health care delivery for underserved people around the world.

GHF is Pfizer’s signature corporate volunteer program that pairs colleagues
from technical and functional areas across Pfizer in three- to six- month
fellowships with international development organizations to improve health
services for people in greatest need.

“Since the first year of the Pfizer GHF Program, Project HOPE has benefited
from the extraordinary expertise of Pfizer employees, working in our field
sites in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Central Europe,” said Cary Kimble,
Associate Vice President, Development, Project HOPE. “These members of the
Pfizer family have helped improve Project HOPE’s monitoring and evaluation
systems and our health education curricula and materials, have helped measure
and validate the impact of our work, have helped develop business and
marketing plans, and have allowed us to reach more people, more effectively.”

The 10th anniversary Fellows class is from technical and business functions
from across six Pfizer locations: United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Germany,
Canada and the United States. Combined, the 2013 class will be sharing 156
years of Pfizer experience with eleven GHF partner organizations to optimize
supply chains and scale-up promising health prevention approaches, such as
diabetes and cardiovascular disease awareness and screening initiatives and
business strategy and development functions in China, India and East Africa.

“The tenth anniversary of this vibrant program vividly demonstrates our
commitment to promoting access, quality and efficiency of health services for
the world’s neediest people,” said Caroline Roan, President of the Pfizer
Foundation and Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility. “It also
offers clear evidence that by coordinating our efforts and partnering with
other stakeholders, the impact of our effort is magnified and we all benefit.”

A 2012 study by Boston University’s Center for International Health and
Development revealed that 100 percent of partners reported Global Health
Fellows helped them to accelerate sustainable change in their health service
delivery efforts. In addition, partnership organizations reported “extremely
significant” and “significant” capacity gains in Human Resources training and
development; Leadership and Governance; and Health Management Information
Systems.

“Fellows become an integral part of the regional GBCHealth team, working
closely with us to deliver on their complex scopes of work,” said Elizabeth
Sorensen, Vice President, Human Resources, GBCHealth. “Their impact has been
described as lifesaving, significant, insightful, and amazing.”

Since 2003, 317 colleagues have completed an estimated 325,000 hours of
skills-based volunteering, which is valued at approximately $47.6M of pro-bono
service to partner organizations throughout the developing world. Through GHF,
Pfizer has partnered with more than 40 international development organizations
in more than 40 countries over the life of the program.

For additional information on Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows Program, please
visit www.pfizer.com/GHF.

Contact:

Pfizer Inc.
Jennifer Kokell, 212.733.2596
 
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