Baxter International and the Baxter International Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, continued to advance access to health care through a recent collaboration with World Vision India to develop a mobile health application.
In addition, Baxter and its foundation made financial and in-kind donations valued at nearly $25 million in 2015 to create lasting social, environmental and economic value for all stakeholders, including the communities in which its employees live and work.
In conjunction with Bangalore’s Health Department and World Vision India, the Baxter International Foundation launched Sisu Janani Seva, also known as “mHealth,” which is a mobile health application that enables staff to better monitor the health status of underprivileged women, during and post pregnancy, and the immunization of children ages two and under.
Through the app’s video and audio features, the staff can provide essential health care information and counseling to women on an ongoing basis, thereby reducing possible health risks to the mother and baby.
The mothers also receive counseling messages with multimedia features through the app, in addition to other vital health care information.
In alignment with Baxter’s mission to save and sustain lives on a global scale, Baxter and the Baxter International Foundation work closely with public and private partners around the world to expand access to health care, develop the next generation of innovators and serve its communities with sustainable initiatives.
In 2015, combined giving between the two entities totaled nearly $25 million.
Baxter received recognition across Asia, including in Thailand, Hong Kong and China, for successful initiatives that support health care and education.
For the third consecutive year, Baxter Thailand was recognized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand with the AMCHAM CSR Excellence Award for its “Happiness Temple” project.
Organized in partnership with the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the Technology Promotion Association, Baxter employees transformed the community’s Marb Toei Temple.
Additionally, Baxter employees in China received Corporate Citizenship recognition in the 6th Annual Hong Kong Corporate Citizenship Program, which aims to raise public awareness toward corporate citizenship.
Baxter was recognized for its partnership with the Hong Kong Student Aid Society to provide services to children from families with inadequate care.
Baxter was also honored at the 5th Annual China Charity Festival for its B-Cedar Program that assists university students from rural areas integrate into city life and improve their competitive advantage in the marketplace through tutoring, coaching and lectures.
The program was successfully implemented for two seasons with nearly 100 Baxter employees contributing more than 1,900 hours as volunteer tutors across 10 cities since its inception.