We are committed to collaborating with our partners to be first on scene in times of crisis with high-quality product and resource donations; to improving access to healthcare through public and private partnerships; and to recognising and celebrating health systems providers and public health research that advance clinical practice and expand patient treatment.
To supplement the philanthropic support of the Foundation, we proactively partner with humanitarian aid partners — Americares, Direct Relief and Partners In Health — to pre-position products for times of crisis, as well as to address ongoing needs in underserved communities.
To achieve this, we have implemented a best-practice manufacture-to-donate strategy, factoring the critical needs of our partner organisations into our manufacturing and distribution plans to help ensure the people they serve have access to essential Baxter products.
We are also a proud member of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), a unique alliance of non-profit and corporate organisations leading the development and championing of high standards in medical supply and service donation.
Photo courtesy of Americares.
Increasing access to care
The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity with a mission to eliminate premature death from heart disease and stroke in Ireland. It works to affect positive change in the lifestyles of Irish people, to achieve better outcomes for those affected by heart disease and stroke and to challenge when the health of the nation is put at risk.
In 2018, The Baxter International Foundation has awarded a grant of approximately €60,000 to the Irish Heart Foundation for the expansion of its Mobile Health Unit to communities across Ireland.