The new program is the latest addition to Bristol-Myers Squibb's SECURE THE FUTURE initiative which has already made 200 grants totaling $120 million in sub-Saharan Africa, and Baylor College of Medicine's International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, which built and operates several of the world's largest pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment centers in developing countries in Africa and Eastern Europe.
Bristol-Myers Squibb also announced that it is reducing the price of pediatric formulations of HIV medicines in the world's least developed countries to expand access to treatment.
"By leading the efforts in supporting the world's most vulnerable population, Bristol-Myers Squibb continues to show strong commitment to this critical public health issue," said GBC Executive Director Trevor Neilson. "Pediatric AIDS medicines are vital in providing a future for over 2 million children currently infected with HIV/AIDS."
About the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC)
The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC) is the pre-eminent organization leading the business fight against HIV/AIDS. The rapidly-expanding alliance of 200 international companies is dedicated to combating the AIDS epidemic through the business sector's unique skills and expertise. The mission of the GBC is to harness the power of the global business community to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. For more information, please visit the GBC website at www.businessfightsaids.org, the leading global resource of company AIDS programs and hub of information relevant to business concerned about AIDS.
About Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global pharmaceutical and related health care products company whose mission is to extend and enhance human life.
About Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers, is committed to advancing human health through the integration of patient care, research, education and community service.
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