Working together in several regions of the world, the American Cancer Society and the Pfizer Foundation are helping to save lives and make a sizable impact on the global cancer burden.
The American Cancer Society has received $1,616,280 in grant money from the Pfizer Foundation for regional cancer and tobacco control programs in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and North Africa.
In Latin America, Pfizer awarded the Society $875,000 for our early detection and capacity building programs. a grant will enable the Society to build a survivor movement around cancer and publically recognize unique cancer work being conducted by NGOs throughout the region.
By providing an additional $725,000 in grant money, the Pfizer Foundation has also assisted the Society with broad-based capacity building and tobacco control projects in Southeast Asia and North Africa to improve access to – and utilization of – cancer control services and to promote civil society-based information and advocacy movements. The program has also engaged several cancer control organizations from Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.
Finally, a $16,280 Pfizer Foundation grant made it possible for several Algerian NGOs to participate in an American Cancer Society University and cancer planning forum in Geneva, Switzerland.