During these challenging times we continue to be guided by Our Credo, the values that challenge us to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve first. That’s why, as a global health leader, our top priority remains our patients, customers and employees. We know their needs have never been greater than in this current crisis, and we’ve mobilized quickly to provide help.
- Supporting Front Line Healthcare Workers
In hospitals, clinics and homes across the country, healthcare workers are taking on considerable personal risk, and the need for adequate protective equipment is critical. We’ve contributed significantly to an industry effort to supply hundreds of thousands of N95 masks, and increased funding for front line healthcare workers, including those providing mental health support.
- Ensuring Supply and Access to Our Medicines
Patients who depend on our medicines for their health and well-being shouldn’t have to worry about supply or access. We’ve put robust business continuity plans in place across our global supply chain to ensure a sustainable supply, and we also offer access and affordability support, including for those patients who have lost their health insurance during this crisis.
- Providing Relief to Vulnerable Populations
Food insecurity is an issue deeply connected to the health and economic well-being of Canadians, and COVID-19 has heightened an already challenging situation for many vulnerable populations. We’ve responded by significantly increasing our support of food banks, as more people turn to them for help.
- Recognizing the Power of Our Employees
Driven by our shared mission and purpose, our employees want to help. We’ve enabled an employee matching program, dollar for dollar, with contributions to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, supporting work on behalf of the World Health Organization. We’re also offering employees who are licensed healthcare professionals the opportunity to volunteer to support COVID-19 medical efforts, through our COVID-19 Medical Personnel Volunteer Leave.
- Exploring the Potential for a Vaccine
As a global health leader we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking steps to help prevent the spread of the virus as well as exploring the potential for a vaccine.
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