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VACCINES

ALONGSIDE GAVI, THE VACCINE ALLIANCE TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DISEASES

Protecting children in Africa.

Sanofi Pasteur, our vaccine entity, has made commitments to support Gavi, the international vaccine alliance. The goal of Gavi is to vaccinate 300 million children in the poorest countries of the world between 2016 and 2020 to save a forecasted 6 million lives. To bring us closer to this goal, we are committed to double our yellow fever vaccine production capacity and investing in an extensive training program for healthcare professionals (EpiVacPlus) in order to help strengthen the healthcare system in some countries of French-speaking Africa. Finally, we work with Gavi countries—through a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—to provide large quantities of inactivated polio vaccines.

DIABETES

TWO INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES IN INDIA

In India, where there are nearly 69 million diabetics(1),

(1) Source: IDF (International Diabetes Federation) Diabetes Atlas, 7th edition, 2015.
we have launched two initiatives that are emblematic of our local commitment to patients. In terms of R&D, AllStar™ is the first reusable insulin Pen locally manufactured by our subsidiary, Sanofi India Ltd. Both affordably priced and easy to use by patients and doctors when introducing insulin therapy, AllStar™ should soon be available in other emerging markets. In terms of prevention, Sanofi has launched the KiDS (Kids and Diabetes in Schools) program, in collaboration with the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth (HRIDAY) Foundation and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Rolled out in private and public schools, this initiative promotes better understanding of diabetes and its treatment, and helps support diabetic children, including in their school environment. This program has also been implemented in Brazil. Since 2013, 38,000 students and 1,400 teachers have received training and information on the disease, such as tips on habits to adopt in terms of nutrition and physical exercise.

Preventing the development of the disease in India.