News 2016

October 27th, 2016

My Child Matters Nurses Awards

Every year across the globe, 300 000 children under 18 suffer from cancer. Although the average survival rate is 64%, it varies from 40% in Africa (and even lower depending on the cancer or the country) to 85% in North America. The continents where the mortality rate is the highest are also the ones where cancer cases are most common.


October 20th, 2016

Solidarity with the people of Haiti following the passage of cyclone Matthew

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation has responded together with its partners to the call for humanitarian aid launched by Haitian authorities after the passage of hurricane Matthew, the most violent in ten years, which hit the southwestern tip of Haiti on October 4th. Ever since the cyclone was forecast, the Haitian authorities had triggered a warning plan, took preventive measures and put in place evaluation and coordination committees at the national and departmental level with whom our partners are connected.


September 27th, 2016

Reducing maternal and neonatal mortality through digital solutions

Each year, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation organizes the Midwives for Life Awards, which rewards projects to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality with a €5,000 support package.


September 12th, 2016

Creating a mother-child center in the Bardarash camp in Iraq

As part of its response to humanitarian emergencies, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation is supporting the PUI’s work in the Bardarash camp in Iraqi Kurdistan.


September 08th, 2016

AMREF, together with its main partner the Sanofi Espoir Foundation, has inaugurated the PRECIS program to train midwives in Côte d’Ivoire

AMREF Flying Doctors / Health Africa, the leading African public health NGO, has launched an extension in Côte d’Ivoire to its Regional Capacity Building Program for Nurses and Midwives (PRECIS). This training program will be inaugurated during the official ceremony held in Abidjan on September 8th in the presence of Madame Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Health and the Fight against AIDS (MSLS).


July 07th, 2016

Launch of the webdoc: giving birth, the struggle of African midwives

As part of its work devoted to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation is supporting AMREF to produce a web-documentary on the struggle of African midwives.


June 22th, 2016

Improving the health of women and children in a camp in Iraqi Kurdistan - 6 months later

As part of its response to humanitarian emergencies, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation has been supporting a six-month project led by Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) to improve the health of women and children in the Bardarash camp in the Governorate of Dohuk, Iraqi Kurdistan.


May 05th, 2016

International midwives' day 2016

May the 5th is International Midwives Day. So this is an opportunity for the Sanofi Espoir Foundation to celebrate one of the finest professions in the world and communicate its commitment to these exemplary women who help reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, particularly in developing countries.


April 29th, 2016

Support for migrants in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais camps

Since 2015, in light of the urgency of the situation of the migrants in Calais, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation has supported the long-term actions set up by its partners Médecins du Monde and Gynecologie Sans Frontières (Gynecology without Borders) to help these vulnerable populations living in extreme difficulty.


April 26th, 2016

Solidarity with Nepal - one year later

Right from the day after the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation has given financial support and donations of medicines to its partners who are helping the victims.


April 13th, 2016

Reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Mongolia. Review of the "Well-born in Arkangai" pilot project and launch of a new one for 2 years


March, 24th 2016

Press release - Improving midwifery skills in Algeria

For the launch of the pilot project entitled "Improving midwifery skills in Algeria," the Algerian Federation of Disabled People (FAPH), the international NGO Santé Sud and its partner the Sanofi Espoir Foundation, held a press conference today to present the main lines of this new initiative focused on handling pregnancies in Algeria.


March, 08th 2016

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation unites with eight other foundations to support women’s cause

For the International Women’s Day, 11 portraits of exceptional women from the all world, directed by Nils Tavernier and produced by Imagissime, will be broadcasted on all France Télévisions channels and websites from 5 to 15 March 2016. Discover the portrait of Dr Mulu Muleta, and its commitment to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Ethiopia, and supported by the Sanofi Espoir Foundation.


February, 12th 2016

10 years commitment to fighting childhood Cancer for the Sanofi Espoir Foundation

On 11 and 12 February, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation organized in Paris two days for the 10th anniversary of its program aiming reducing children cancer in low and middle income countries, My Child Matters.