We aim to enable people to share in medical progress, regardless of their income or background.
As a Life Science company, health care is an important focus of our business. Based on scientific findings, we develop innovative products and solutions to improve people’s quality of life through disease prevention and treatment and to make a responsible contribution to the welfare of society.
To achieve this, we invest significantly each year in researching and developing new pharmaceuticals and treatments. To offer access to state-of-the-art medication to people in developing countries and emerging economies with low purchasing power and substandard health systems, we have spent many years supporting patient programs and collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO), international aid agencies, nongovernmental organizations and political decision-makers.
Our current focus lies on the availability of contraceptives and products for fighting neglected tropical diseases such as Chagas and African sleeping sickness. Our measures always also include information and training offers.
By 2030, we aim to provide 100 million women in developing countries and emerging economies with the access to the modern-day contraception that more than 200 million women worldwide currently lack. This is one way in which we intend to help improve local food supplies and reduce poverty in rural areas. We also consider this a significant contribution toward reaching the goals set by the United Nations of empowering women and achieving gender equality (SDG 5).
In addition, Bayer will expand access to everyday health for 100 million people in underserved communities around the world with an initial focus on women’s health and expanding access to micronutrients for pregnant women and children.
In general, Bayer is working on adapting its pricing policy towards local purchasing power and strengthening the patient access programs to increase the availability and affordability of Bayer products.