Connecting Hearts Abroad Volunteers Work to Improve Health

David Marbaugh  | January 1, 2020

More than 1,200 Lilly employees have volunteered through Connecting Hearts Abroad, our global service program. They work on health-related projects in communities with limited resources, gaining first-hand experience with complex global health challenges and Lilly’s role in addressing them, including:

  • At displacement camps in Greece, where in 2019 ambassadors cared for more than 725 refugees, helping with health and vision screenings and other medical services. About half of the patients screened were referred to local health centers and hospitals for additional care.

  • In Panama, where volunteers attended to the health needs of more than 920 patients across several diverse communities.

  • In Kenya, where volunteers worked with A Fresh Chapter and AMPATH to improve advocacy and care for people with cancer. Through the partnership, AFC plans to reach 32,000 Kenyans by 2025.

Learn more in our most recent Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report.