SOURCE: Eli Lilly and CompanyDESCRIPTION:
When I traveled to South Africa last year, I had the opportunity to meet Mashinie Ntayithethwa and his family, who live in the rural, rugged terrain of the Eastern Cape – a place where distances are vast and poverty is unrelenting. He has diabetes and struggles to make the difficult journey to the local clinic. Until recently, his options for care have been few.
But we’re working to change that—for him and for people living in impoverished communities around the globe.
Through our global health programs, we are exploring new approaches to diabetes and tuberculosis care for people in need. Our goal: to find new solutions that can be scaled up and replicated around the world.
Starting today, you can learn more about our global health efforts through a new website: www.lillyglobalhealth.com.
The site highlights Lilly’s two signature corporate responsibility programs—the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership and the Lilly NCD Partnership. You’ll find overviews of the programs, our partners, the latest news, photos, and videos such as this 1-minute clip of our work with the Donald Woods Foundation in South Africa.
KEYWORDS: Health and Wellness, Global Health, NCD, non-communicable disease, tb, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, Lilly, Eli Lilly and Company, diabetes