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fondation Sanofi espoir Newsletter december 2013
FILE: Breaking out of the disease/poverty vicious circle in developing countries
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Despite progress in recent years, weak health systems in some countries make access to basic healthcare extremely difficult for the poorest communities, and prevent them from escaping from the poverty trap.

For these particularly vulnerable populations, disease is a huge risk, almost always resulting in financial distress due to medical expenses and the loss of daily wages. In very fragile or non-existent healthcare and health insurance systems, nearly all of the household income is likely to be swallowed up when someone in the family falls ill.

To break this vicious circle of poverty compounded by disease, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation is supporting the implementation of participatory mutual insurance schemes that provide health coverage to very low-income families living below the poverty line. It has one a clear objective: empowering the most disadvantaged communities to improve their living conditions by themselves.

« They primarily provide financial protection
as there is no social security system in countries
where we operate ».
Anne-Claire Hay
Head of the Inter Aide
micro-insurance sector

« Today, about 250,000 people benefit from them.
And they help to boost the provision of care and
regulate health practices ».
Dr Bruno Galland
Advisor on mutual health insurance scheme
for Africa at the CIDR

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Guinea and Chad Mali India

Supporting mutual health insurance schemes
and involving health
authorities to reduce
maternal Mortality.

Pediatric outreach
telehealth project in Mali.

Enabling vulnerable
families to have easy
access to healthcare and
be financially protected
against health risks in
India.

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NEWS
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Panel discussion on the management of childhood cancer in Africa at the World Cancer Leader’s Summit.

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Solidarity with the Philippines: Together, let’s unite our forces to help victims in the Philippines.

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The Sanofi Espoir Foundation is launching the second Season of Solidarity edition.

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The Foundation partners 6 new programs to fight against maternal and neonatal mortality.

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The Sanofi Espoir Foundation is partnering a web-documentary: "My life on a shoe-string" (“Ma vie à deux balles”).
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Mobilization to warn about the violence suffered by radically marginalized girls and young women.

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The Sanofi Espoir Corporate Foundation was created in October 2010 by Sanofi to leverage more than 15 years of commitment to international solidarity. It is dedicated to helping reduce healthcare inequalities, particularly among the world's most needy communities, as part of its social responsibility agenda. Its actions revolve around three major objectives: controlling childhood cancer, fighting against maternal and child mortality, and ensuring access to healthcare for the world's poorest populations.

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