Eisai-Charity Partnership in the Philippines

Partnership objectives

To address affordability of breast cancer patients by partnering with government charity.

What are the health needs and challenges?

With the rapid economic development in the Philippines, an income gap of 10 times between high-income and low-income population became a critical social problem. It is estimated that 50% to 70% of the population are able to access essential medicines, however low-income population lack access to medicine, not only innovative ones and even the most basic essential ones. Also a high portion of medicines are not reimbursed by universal health coverage is another issue existing in the current system.

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

It is a partnership among Eisai, government charity and authorized pharmacy. The government charity financially supports these patients who are prescribed with Eisai’s metastatic breast cancer treatment at authorized pharmacy, while Eisai commits to the government charity and pharmacy on differential pricing.

Summary of impact and forward looking information

Patients under the partnership between Eisai and government charity accounts for 40% of total metastatic breast cancer patients who are prescribed with Eisai’s cancer treatment in the Philippines.

Partnership information

Company(ies) Eisai

Therapeutic Focus Non-Communicable Diseases

Disease(s) Breast Cancer

Program Type(s) Availability of Treatment - Differential Pricing, Availability of Treatment - Financial Support

Region(s) East Asia & Pacific

Number of Countries 1

Country(ies) Philippines

Start Date 2014

Anticipated completion date Ongoing