Pfizer extends HIV/AIDS drug program in Africa, Haiti
BY Advocate.com Editors
January 14 2003 1:00 AM ET
Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer Inc. and the Pfizer Foundation announced Monday an agreement to indefinitely extend their Diflucan Partnership Program in southern Africa and Haiti, according to AIDS Weekly. The program provides free doses of the drug Diflucan, which treats two opportunistic infections associated with HIV/AIDS.
"At Pfizer, we know that the battle against HIV/AIDS must be fought on many fronts," said Pfizer chairman and CEO Hank McKinnell. "Through new and expanded programs, we are helping get medicines to those most in need, showing Pfizer employees how they can help fight the pandemic, and partnering with international organizations to provide care, treatment, and prevention in the countries hardest hit by HIV/AIDS."
The Pfizer Foundation also announced the awarding of $1.8 million to 12 organizations through its new International HIV/AIDS Health Literacy Grants Program. The organizations selected will conduct HIV/AIDS health literacy programs in the countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
- Donald Trump Takes a Day to Get Up to Speed on Kim Davis
- WATCH: Funny or Die Spoofs Kim Davis With Clerks and Recreation
- Westboro Baptist Joins the Anti-Kim Davis Bandwagon But the Reason May Surprise You
- WATCH: Deaf Meets LGBT in New Romantic Series
- WATCH: Steve Grand Is Going to Be This Marine's Date to Marine Ball
- 20 Southern Decadence Dos and Don'ts