Access to healthcare

Working towards a future where all people have access to sustainable healthcare solutions for life changing treatment and prevention



healthcare workers trained

16+ million

people reached through our portfolio of access programmes (HHA, Healthy Lung & Phakamisa, cumulative)

9.7+ million

people reached though our Patient Assistance Programmes


Health Innovation Hubs in emerging markets

$801+ million

of medicines donated by Patient Assistance Programmes

4+ million

youth reached through our Young Health Programme

Our approach to Access to healthcare

Access to healthcare at AstraZeneca goes beyond our medicines. We provide healthcare solutions along a journey to improve health - from prevention and awareness, diagnosis, treatment, to post-treatment. 

We are working towards a future where all people have access to sustainable healthcare solutions for life-changing treatment and prevention. We will do this by:

  • Innovating - to deliver life-changing medicine
  • Partnering - to improve access and affordability
  • Transforming - for the future of healthcare

Health is key to a thriving society. Healthcare is our core business and at the heart of all we do. The mission of our company is to “push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.” How do we do this?

  • We help to ensure that our medicines get to people who need them by investing in health systems around the world.
  • We are making changes to address affordability to help ensure our medicines are accessible
  • We seek to expand disease prevention and treatment whenever possible, through screenings, awareness programmes and training healthcare professionals.

Our Access to healthcare focus areas include:

Our Access to healthcare approach supports the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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