According to a report by the WHO and the World Bank published in 2015, 400 millions of people have no access to basic healthcareeven though it has been demonstrated that many deaths and complications can be avoided by basic welfare.
The Foundation is engaged in helping solve issues that are insufficiently addressed, and for which it can deliver genuine benefits over the long term.
The Foundation provides support to field personnel with the aim of strengthening local expertise in addressing every link in the healthcare chain.
The Foundation builds sustainable partnerships to meet the basic needs of prevention, training and access to care in the three main areas:
We tend to live with the idea that health is a cost. Yet today it is above all a powerful engine of growth. For countries with limited resources, it is a major development challenge. Many studies from the 1990s show that the health level of a given population is a good indicator of its living standards. Progress in this field often influence on the economic development of a country. Everyone is more productive, more resistant and better able to learn when they are healthy.
Juan A. de Castro
Professor and Director of the Development Policy Group at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Member of the Board of Directors of the Sanofi Espoir Foundation