Global Health

Lilly invests our resources, time and expertise to drive social impact, with a focus on improving health and education.

Our approach to social impact starts with our medicines and our commitment to expand access to those medicines to as many people as possible. We extend our reach by being part of the solution for complex global health challenges that disproportionately affect people living in settings with limited resources.

We expand our impact even further by working to strengthen communities around the world. We invest our resources, time and expertise to drive social impact, with a focus on improving health and education. We encourage and support our employees’ efforts to give and volunteer in ways that help make life better.

Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’re renewed in our purpose. We remain committed to combining caring and discovery to make life better for people around the world. Find out how we are supporting communities and joining the fight against COVID-19.

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Lilly’s COVID-19 Response

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Lilly’s Global & Scientific Efforts

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Reaching Children with Diabetes

Since 2008, we have been donating Lilly Insulin to the Life for a Child Partnership. In 2019 alone, our donations helped 19,000 young people in 31 countries with limited resources.

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Life for a Child Partnership

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Improving Screening for Breast and Cervical Cancer in Kenya

In 2019, 35,000 people were screened for breast and cervical cancer in Kenya through AMPATH partnership. Community health screening has enabled people like Nancy Odari to receive early diagnosis and treatment.

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AMPATH Partnership

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Improving the Health of Communities 

More than 1,200 Lilly employees have volunteered through our Connecting Hearts Abroad, programme focussed on improving the health of communities with limited resources in Asia, Africa and Central and Southern America.

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Connecting Hearts Abroad

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Employee Volunteering

Lilly’s Global Day of Service is one of the largest single day volunteer programs in the world. Our employees have volunteered in 65 countries and given more than 1.2 million hours since 2008.

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Global Day of Service

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Lilly 30x30

Globally, we’ve established an aggressive goal – Lilly 30x30 – to improve access to quality health care for 30 million people, each year, by 2030. We focus on people living in communities with limited resources, including those who might not be reached by Lilly’s traditional business model.

Reaching our 30x30 goal will take far more than philanthropy. It requires a stronger mix of creative approaches across our business and with our partners that help expand access for more people.

We focus our 30x30 effort in three key areas:

  • Pipeline: Discovering medicines and repurposing internal assets and legacy products for diseases that disproportionately affect people in resource-limited settings. 

  • Programs: Strengthening and creating new programs that help improve access to Lilly medicines.

  • Partnerships: Building partnerships that strengthen health systems, increase access to medicines and improve care.

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2019 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

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Disaster Relief

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Strengthening Communities

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