Why do so many people lack access to healthcare?
Millions of people living with diabetes and rare blood disorders cannot get the life-saving medicine they need. In some instances, medicine is too costly, or travelling to see the doctor or to pick up a prescription requires a long journey and a loss of wages.
In extreme situations, there is no doctor to see, healthcare clinic to go to, or medicine on the shelf at the pharmacy.
The stark reality is that only a fraction of patients are being treated today – and we need to close that gap so that people have affordable access to the medicines we manufacture and the care they need.
The barriers are complex and differ from country to country, but we know from experience that change is possible.
Our ambition is to provide access to the medicines we have available, to the greatest number of people living with diabetes, rare blood diseases and rare endocrine disorders, while addressing varying levels of affordability.
Mithila Hag Farin and her mother. Mithila lives in Bangladesh and has type 1 diabetes.
Saba Samuel and her mother. Saba lives in Ethiopia and have type 1 diabetes.
Myo Aung lives in Maynmar and has haemophilia A with inhibitors.
Americans using our $25 low-cost insulin programme.
people with diabetes treated with our human insulin at a maximum of USD 4 per 10ml vial.
people using our diabetes care products globally.
people with haemophilia and family members benefitting from educational activities led by the Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation.