Our partnerships with patient organisations

Bayer is committed to working in partnership with patient groups (often called Health Consumer Organisations or HCOs) with the goal of providing patients with disease related information to enhance quality use of medicines and to support better health outcomes for the Australian community.



When working with patient groups, Bayer follows the principles and guidelines of ‘Working Together: A Guide to relationships between Health Consumer Organisations and Pharmaceutical Companies’. This guide was developed through a collaborative partnership between Medicines Australia (the peak body representing the innovative pharmaceutical industry) and the Consumers Health Forum (the peak Australian body for HCOs).

Australian Thyroid Foundation

Sponsorship of a table at the Foundation's 20 years of service ball

$1,250

Bowel Cancer Australia

Sponsorship of Bowel Cancer Australia's release of "Lifting the Lid on Advanced Bowel Cancer" report during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

$10,000

Diabetes Australia

Silver sponsorship of Diabetes Australia Parliamentary Dinner

$5,000

Diabetes Australia

2014/2015 National Partnership to raise awareness about diabetes- related eye complications

$25,000

Kids Cancer Project

Sponsorship of Parliamentary Friends Event during Kids Cancer Awareness Month

$6,000

Kids Cancer Project

Corporate sponsorship to support funding research programs dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancers

$20,000

Macular Disease Foundation

Sponsorship of macular degeneration CPD program for healthcare professionals

$70,000

Macular Disease Foundation

Sponsorship of diabetic eye disease audio visual production for consumers

$28,000

Macular Disease Foundation

Sponsored a range of projects to support macular disease patients. These included the provision of patient services such as the national helpline telephone service, print and electronic patient resources, the maintenance and improvement of the website and digital communications, research and policy projects and conference participation

$200,000

MS Research Australia

Silver sponsorship of 'Progress in MS Research Conference

$5,000

MS Research Australia

Partnership with MS Research in supporting their ongoing research towards better outcomes for patients with MS

$25,000

MS Research Australia

Sponsorship of 2015 "Kiss Goodbye to MS" media launch

$6,675

National Stroke Foundation

Major sponsor of "My Stroke Journey" patient resource

$100,000

Nexus Australasia Pty Ltd

Sponsorship of an educational workshop ‘Health Consumer Advocacy’ to facilitate linkages between small health consumer organisations. This was a co-funded event

$5,000

Northcott Disability Services

Sponsored a table at their annual fundraising lunch that supports children with disabilities and their families

$2,500

Northcott Disability Services

Sponsored the “Walk with Me” event which raises awareness and funds for the charity that supports children with disabilities and their families

$2,500

Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Australia

Sponsored PHA Australia website maintenance which is an integral communication tool for the charity

$2,000

Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Australia

Provided travel to support their attendance at the 2015 PH Society ANZ meeting and 'Get Breathless for PH event'

$3,000

Rare Cancers Australia

Sponsorship of a table at their fundraising event 'Sick or treat'

$7,500

Rare Cancers Australia

Gold sponsorship program supporting a range of activities for patients with rare cancers

$10,000