In an event held yesterday at the Hotel Sheraton Maria Isabel in Mexico City, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pro Mujer extended their strategic alliance to strengthen the range of joint services in more communities and standardize health care model to benefit more than 66,000 clients of Pro Mujer in Mexico.
The extension of the agreement – which covers the period 2012-2014, and includes financial support from GSK for $ 575,000 – is a result of the first partnership between GSK and Pro Mujer in Argentina in 2010 and 2011, which benefited more than 16,000 clients of Pro Mujer in that country.
In Mexico, every client of Pro Mujer will have access not only to health but also education that promotes in them a healthier lifestyle.
“This partnership responds to the principles of social responsibility GlaxoSmithKline and therefore we are proud and excited to join forces with an organization specializing in the care of women, which multiplies the potential impact we can generate in access to health and development possibilities,” said Jose Alberto Peña, Vice President and General Manager of Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline Mexico.
At the end of the project each client of Pro Mujer in Mexico will have benefited from access to Pap tests to detect cervical cancer, measuring levels of blood sugar for diabetes, blood pressure monitoring to diagnose hypertension, screening breast cancer, and measurement of body mass index to combat obesity and overweight.
With this, you fight the five chronic diseases identified as determinants of productivity loss in women: cervical cancer, breast cancer, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
“Through this initiative with GlaxoSmithKline will have the opportunity to reach more communities in Mexico where each client will find in one place the whole package of products we offer, including comprehensive health services, to lead a healthier life,” said Rosario Perez, Executive Director of Pro Mujer.
Currently Pro Mujer operates in the Mexican states of Hidalgo, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Oaxaca, State of Mexico, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Morelos and Mexico City, offering services that combine microfinance, health and development training, and benefits nearly 37,000 women. Through the agreement with GSK, Pro Mujer services in Mexico will spread to benefit more than 66,000 women and 264,000 children and family members.