Social Business for communities without pharmacies in Chile
A social business program in partnership with Fracción that offers medicines for people in poverty and living in remote and rural areas, while assuring a sustainable positive impact.
Increase the number of patients treated and as a result, improving the patients’ quality of life and survival rate.
Teva has committed to a three-year long partnership to provide medicines for the patients in the program. Since it is a social business model, we expect the program to continue as long as it is sustainable and meets the needs of patients and partners.
The Social Business Access program in Chile is dedicated to support people in poverty, leaving in remote and rural areas in Chile.
The program involves supplying products to a wholesaler partner that enables Fracción to promote its activity in rural areas, in order to make a sustainable positive impact.
The program is in partnership with Fracción, a pharmacy that was established with the purpose of improving access to medicines in Chile. One of its programs is called “Communities without Pharmacies” for people who need to travel long distances to obtain medicines. About 30% of them live below the poverty line.
Teva also promotes local employee engagement in capacity building in these communities and supports Fracción activity with local partners and stakeholders.
Results and milestones
Fracción reaches approximately 300,000 people a year in 50 communities located in rural and remote areas in Chile.
- People with low incomes
SGDs the partnership contributes to
- 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
- 3.C: Health workforce
- General Health