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 is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that awards grants to support charitable purposes with a focus on improving access to health in underserved global communities in order to make a sustainable impact on the health of people around the world.
Key areas of focus for the Astellas Global Health Foundation are neglected tropical and communicable diseases, children’s health and mental health in low-income communities and low-and middle-income countries where Astellas does not have a commercial presence.
Additionally, the Astellas Global Health Foundation funds programs that build healthier communities and provide disaster preparedness and relief in these same geographies.
In 2019, the Astellas Global Health Foundation awarded four grants across its areas of focus including a grant in the amount of $750,000 to the END Fund, a philanthropic organization combating the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) worldwide. Additionally, the Astellas Global Health Foundation announced a grant providing $1.35 million over three years to the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), a partnership of Kenyan and North American academic health centers, under the direction of the Indiana University Center for Global Health, to support increased access to mental health initiatives for people in need in western Kenya. The Astellas Global Health Foundation provided nearly $700,000 over two years to UNICEF USA to support its Mothers and Babies in Good Care initiative in the Dominican Republic. Finally, the Astellas Global Health Foundation provided a $600,000 community resilience/disaster support grant to Americares in support of the Americares Rural El Salvador Health and Resiliency Initiative project, a community resilience effort focused on strengthening resilience for underserved Salvadorans through clinical, community health and disaster preparedness support.
In April 2020, the Astellas Global Health Foundation opened a request for proposal process, soliciting invited organizations to apply for funding to aid in the fight against COVID-19. More information about the grants awarded is available on the Astellas Global Health Foundation website.
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