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Our Social Responsibility

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Sanofi

54/A, Sir Mathuradas Vasanji Road,
Andheri East,
Mumbai 400 093
India

Tel.: (91-22) 28278000

Content :

Community Programs

Going beyond medicine: Because we care

 
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Prayas – Empowering doctors in rural India

Prayas is our endeavour to improve the practice of health care in rural India, by aiding speedier diagnosis and early and efficient treatment. The programme keeps rural doctors and medical practitioners updated about latest developments in medicine and better disease management practices. Prayas enables primary level physicians (mentees) to receive training from Key Opinion Leaders (mentors), thus establishing a knowledge-based link between them.

As part of Prayas, Sanofi also makes available certain medicines at subsidized rates for rural populations.

Salient features of Prayas are:

  • Aims to improve healthcare in rural India by mentoring doctors in quicker diagnosis and competent treatment of disease
  • Currently has a network of 400 mentors and 5,500 mentees
  • Seeks to empower at least 1,50,000 doctors across 60,000 towns and villages of India by 2015

Through Prayas, Sanofi hopes to achieve better care at the grassroots level by providing healthcare literacy.

SITE (Screening India’s Twin Epidemic) – Studying prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in major cities of India

India’s twin epidemic of diabetes and hypertension is a growing concern in the healthcare sector, especially since a large number of patients with these diseases remain undiagnosed.

Sanofi conceptualised Screening India’s Twin epidemic (SITE) as a cross-sectional study to study the prevalence of the diseases. The largest of its kind in India, the study involves more than 1,000 general practitioners and consulting physicians across the country. Patients are surveyed at the first point of contact—at the general practitioner or consultant physician’s level, and important parameters of disease management such as food habits and lifestyle are evaluated.

Salient features of SITE are:

  • Engages approximately 20,000 patients across 10 cities making it the largest study of its kind in India
  • The study indicates that patients need to be treated holistically, giving attention to assessing risk factors and underlying diseases
  • Assesses prevalence of obesity, truncal obesity, cardiovascular disease (IHD/MI/Stroke), Dyslipidaemia and Microalbuminuria and other variables in the context of Diabetes and Hypertension
  • Evaluates other parameters in disease management such as food habits, lifestyle (smoking and alcohol history), family history, demographics, etc

Saath 7 – Patient support in Disease Management

Saath 7, which means ‘together’ in Hindi, is a patient support programme across India where trained counselors help patients understand their disease better and reach treatment goals effectively. This takes place under the instruction of their treating physicians. The personal touch by the counselors ensures that patients and their families respond appropriately to the impact of the disease on their life.

Salient features of Saath 7 are:

  • Certified ‘Diabetes Counselor’ provides personalized consultation through home visits for the first six months of treatment to patients who enroll with the programme
  • Patients and their families are provided diabetes management guidance, psycho-social support, and patient education material
  • A qualified team of dieticians, physiotherapists, psychologists, and professional social workers run the programme in 23 cities across India
  • Currently engages over 57,000 patients
  • Recommended by over 3,200 doctors

SAVE (Sanofi Values Environment) – Planting trees and other environmental initiatives

Under the SAVE initiative, Sanofi works towards raising awareness about protecting and enhancing the environment. SAVE is planned as a sustained enterprise to raise environmental awareness among employees.

Activities conducted under SAVE are:

  • Doctors, who are one of our key stakeholders, are presented a potted plant with the SAVE logo
  • Tree planting drives with employees—During a typical drive, employees plant saplings and learn about planting techniques, water conservation, and related topics through the volunteers of Hariyali, an NGO in the field of environment conservation
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Disaster Relief – Contributing clothes and money for survivors of natural calamities

In times of crisis and natural calamities, employees of Sanofi India rally together to collect clothes and money for those affected, a testimony to the company’s core values of solidarity and commitment to community.

Employee Volunteer Groups – Helping out with time and skills at old-age homes and other institutions

Going a step beyond financial contribution, Sanofi encourages employees to engage and interact directly with the less fortunate. This gives them an opportunity to get a personal view of the communities and the environment in which they live and work. Employees feel a deeper sense of fulfillment, while the communities appreciate their efforts to help them live a better life. Various corporate social initiatives have been identified by our employees who want to give back to society and contribute in their own way.

Some of the activities employees have chosen are:

  • Visits to old-age homes
  • Outings and learning sessions with differently-abled children.

While our employees contribute to the community in myriad ways, we will continue to identify worthwhile causes and help organisations engaged in exemplary community work across India.

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Updated November 22, 2010