Viatris Announces Donations Totaling $1 Million to Provide Aid for Access to Health Care, Food Security and Water Management

Viatris Announces Donations Totaling $1 Million to Provide Aid for Access to Health Care, Food Security and Water Management
Viatris Announces Donations Totaling $1 Million to Provide Aid for Access to Health Care, Food Security and Water Management

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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24, 2023 /CSRwire/ — Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS), a global healthcare company, announced it is donating a total of $1 million to help support access to health care, food security and water management in communities around the world. world, through four organisations: Direct Relief, World Central Kitchen (WCK), WaterAid and World Food Program USA, the American partner of the United Nations World Food Programme.

“As a signatory to the UN Global Compact and a supporter of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we believe business can play an important role in helping to find potential solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges.” , said Michael Goettler, CEO of Viatris. “Guided by our mission to empower people everywhere to live healthier lives at every stage of life, we are committed to advancing sustainable access to treatment as well as addressing the factors that impact the health and well-being of individuals and communities.”

The world continues to face many challenges, including the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, growing disparities in access to health care, the growing effects of climate change, the water crisis and the Conflicts. According to the World Health Organization, more than 770 million people in the world do not have access to drinking water, while 828 million people are at risk of hunger.

Partnerships are essential for meaningful impact and with this in mind, Viatris is proud to support organizations committed to causes that enable people to access basic human needs, manage the determinants of health and improve their quality of life. life. The company has donated $250,000 to each of the following organizations to support individuals and communities with emerging needs that are directly related to overall human health and that support Viatris’ mission:

  • Direct Relief works globally to expand access to medicines and health care by equipping doctors and nurses with lifesaving medical resources. They respond to crises of all types, including war in Ukraine, hurricanes in the United States, floods in Pakistan, and COVID-19.
  • World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first on the front lines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises while working to build resilient food systems with local solutions. WCK has served more than 200 million fresh meals to people affected by natural disasters and other crises around the world.
  • WaterAid works with communities to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene with the belief that these three essentials are the foundation of good health and quality healthcare. Present in more than 30 countries, from Latin America to South Asia, the organization works to build resilient water systems so that clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are accessible to all. , all over.
  • The U.S. World Food Program supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) by mobilizing American policymakers, businesses, and individuals to advance the global movement to end hunger. They save lives in emergencies and use food aid to build a path to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disaster and the impact of climate change.

To learn more about Viatris’ sustainability efforts and how the company is partnering with stakeholders around the world to address some of the world’s most pressing health, environmental and social issues, please read the report. 2021 Corporate Sustainability Report, which outlines Viatris’ progress, achievements and commitments in 2021. in key areas including access and global health, people, environmental stewardship and sustainability. community engagement.

About Viatris
Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS) is a global healthcare company that empowers people around the world to live healthier lives at every stage of life. We provide access to medicines, advance sustainable operations, develop innovative solutions and leverage our collective expertise to connect more people to more products and services through our unique Global Healthcare Gateway®. Established in November 2020, Viatris brings together scientific, manufacturing and distribution expertise with proven regulatory, medical and commercial capabilities to deliver high-quality medicines to patients in more than 165 countries and territories. The Viatris portfolio includes more than 1,400 approved molecules in a wide range of therapeutic areas, covering both non-communicable and infectious diseases, including globally recognized brands, generic and branded complex drugs and a variety of products of over-the-counter consumption. With approximately 37,000 colleagues worldwide, Viatris is headquartered in the United States, with global centers in Pittsburgh, Shanghai and Hyderabad, India. Learn more at viatris.com and investor.viatris.com, and join us on Twitter at @ViatrisIncLinkedIn and YouTube.

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Viatris Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRS) is a global healthcare company that empowers people around the world to live healthier lives at every stage of life. We provide access to medicines, advance sustainable operations, develop innovative solutions and leverage our collective expertise to connect more people to more products and services through our unique Global Healthcare Gateway®. Established in November 2020, Viatris brings together scientific, manufacturing and distribution expertise with proven regulatory, medical and commercial capabilities to deliver high-quality medicines to patients in more than 165 countries and territories. The Viatris portfolio includes more than 1,400 approved molecules in a wide range of therapeutic areas, covering both non-communicable and infectious diseases, including globally recognized brands, generic and branded complex drugs and a variety of products of over-the-counter consumption. With approximately 37,000 colleagues worldwide, Viatris is headquartered in the United States, with global centers in Pittsburgh, Shanghai and Hyderabad, India. Learn more at viatris.com and investor.viatris.com, and join us on Twitter at @ViatrisIncLinkedIn and YouTube.

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