Medtronic Global NCD Initiative

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Medtronic Global NCD Initiative

Eighty percent of people dying from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) reside in low- to middle-income countries without sufficient access to treatment. The impact of healthcare costs and lost productivity on emerging economies is staggering. Through our Global NCD Initiative, Medtronic is leveraging its technology, partnerships and philanthropy to lead private sector involvement in addressing this global crisis. We are devoting our resources to global policy and advocacy, strengthening health systems and therapy and healthcare delivery innovation designed to alleviate the global burden of NCDs.

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Medtronic Announces $6 Million Philanthropic Effort to Prevent and Control Rheumatic Heart Disease
MINNEAPOLIS, September 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic today announced a five-year, $6 million (USD) funding commitment from Medtronic Philanthropy to reduce premature mortality resulting from Rheumatic Fever (RF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD). Funding will support projects focused in three countries yet to be determined.  The commitment was announced today at an event in New York...
Sep 25, 2014 11:15 AM ET
Greater Twin Cities United Way and Medtronic Join Forces to Advance Health Equity in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS, August 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Greater Twin Cities United Way today strengthened their long-standing commitment to improving the health and well-being of Twin Cities’ communities by teaming up with Medtronic Philanthropy on a new partnership designed to promote access to quality healthcare in the region. This commitment is a five-year, $2.5-million initiative that...
Aug 20, 2014 4:45 PM ET
Medtronic Skills-based Volunteerism Pilot Tackles NCDs
As noted in a recent Stanford Social Innovation Review blog, skills-based volunteerism is providing corporations with valuable cultural and business insights. Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology, is experiencing this firsthand through a pilot of...
Jan 22, 2013 3:30 PM ET
Medtronic Commits $6 Million to Address Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Care for Underserved in India
MINNEAPOLIS, November 12, 2012 /3BL Media/ - One year after the historic United Nations High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), Medtronic announced a five-year, $6 million (U.S.) philanthropic commitment in India to accelerate programs specifically designed to expand access to quality care and management of diabetes and heart disease, two of the world’s leading killers.   ...
Nov 12, 2012 3:30 PM ET
Medtronic Foundation Supports New Initiative to Develop National Plans Addressing Noncommunicable Diseases
(3BL Media) Minneapolis, MN – May 24, 2012 – In a continued commitment to help reduce the global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the Medtronic Foundation is making a $435,000 grant to Partners in Health (PIH) to work with the Rwandan Ministry of Health to establish a team of NCD experts that will assist low-income countries in preparing...
May 24, 2012 3:30 PM ET