Improving Global Health

We’re committed to improving global health through the medicines we make and by advancing scientific knowledge. We also improve global health through a number of programs and partnerships that are working to improve access to medicines, strengthen health care systems and help people in need.

Lilly’s global health work extends our promise of caring and discovery to more people around the world. Through these efforts, we are developing new and better ways to improve health for the benefit of people around the world—especially those living in communities with limited resources.

We focus on areas where we have deep expertise, including diabetes, cancer, tuberculosis and hunger, and we partner with other leading experts and organizations to deliver the greatest impact.

Lilly and its partners offer a number of programs that help patients and their families as they cope with disease, sickness and the healing process, including through the Lilly Cares Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps qualified people in need receive Lilly medicines at no cost. Together, our goal is to be a catalyst for ideas, solutions and action that improve global health.