Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders
Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders, established in 1969, contributes to public health, medical progress, and development of therapeutic drugs.
The Foundation contributes to medical and life sciences through the awarding of grants for the research initiatives which will open up the next generation, as well as the discovery and nurturing of brilliant young talent and support for researchers by providing training and an opportunity to study abroad. Astellas supports their activities.
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Astellas Global Health Foundation
The Astellas Global Health Foundation (AGHF) is an international philanthropic organization dedicated on supporting three key areas, improving access to health, building resilient communities, and providing disaster preparedness support in underserved global communities in order to make a sustainable impact on the health of people around the world and build toward “One World, A Healthier Tomorrow.
As improving access to health, the AGHF is focused on providing grants to strengthen health infrastructure as well as enhance availability and accessibility of healthcare for mental health, neglected tropical and communicable diseases, and children’s health to help make a positive long-term impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations.
The AGHF primarily funds initiatives to support the most underserved communities in low- and middle-income countries where Astellas does not have a business presence.
For responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, in April 2020, the AGHF opened a request for proposal process, soliciting invited organizations to apply for funding to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
The AGHF has provided a combined $2 million in new and redirected emergency relief focused on improved healthcare infrastructure, and COVID-19 training and education leading to an improvement of more than 725,000 lives in Kenya, Dominican Republic, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The funding addresses the urgent needs of partners seeking to prevent the immediate spread and combat the long-term effects of COVID-19 in particularly vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities.
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*Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders and the Astellas Global Health Foundation are independent organizations from Astellas.