Health is Priceless

Partnership objective

The program aims to expand access to asthma medication for underserved patients.

Between June 2012 and January 2014, 1.2 million patients received asthma medication free of charge through the Health is Priceless program. Between June 2012 and January 2014, 1.2 million patients received asthma medication free of charge through the Health is Priceless program. Copyright Photo Credits: Boehringer Ingelheim

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

“Health is priceless”’ (in Portuguese, “Saúde não tem preço”), is part of a Brazilian Ministry of Health Pharmaceutical Assistance Program. The program provides free access to a variety of hypertension and diabetes. Since 2012, it has also included Boehringer Ingelheim’s medication for asthma Atrovent©. 

Summary of impact and forward looking information

Between June 2012 and January 2014, 1.2 million patients received asthma medication free of charge through the program.

Partnership information

Company(ies) Boehringer Ingelheim

Partner(s) Brazilian Ministry of Health

Type of Partner(s) Government

Therapeutic Focus Non-Communicable Diseases

Disease(s) Asthma

Program Type(s) Availability of Treatment - Product Donations

Targeted Population(s) Patients in needs of treatment, People with low income

Region(s) Latin America & Caribbean

Number of Countries 1

Country(ies) Brazil

Start Date 2012

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Anticipated completion date Ongoing