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).

Bayer Australia proudly supported the following Health Consumer Organisations in 2016

Organisation

 

Description of Support

Amount

 

The Kids Cancer Project

 

 

 

Corporate Sponsorship to support research into childhood cancers

 

$20,000

 

The Kids Cancer Project

 

Sponsorship to support guest speaker presentations at Bayer annual conference

 

 

$10,000

 

The Kids Cancer Project

 

 

Sponsorship to support Parliamentary event in Canberra to raise awareness of childhood

Cancers

 

 

$7,000

 

Macular Disease Foundation Australia

 

 

Sponsorship of patient support services including national telephone helpline, patient publications and website development

 

 

$115,000

 

Macular Disease Foundation Australia

 

 

Sponsorship of Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

 

$105,000

 

MS Research Australia

 

 

Sponsorship of “Red Lab Coat Day – Kiss Goodbye to MS”

 

 

$7,400

 

Stroke Foundation

 

 

Sponsorship of “My Stroke Journey” patient resource

 

 

$55,000

 

Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Australia

 

 

Sponsorship of “Patient Information and Education Session”

 

$3,000

 

Rare Cancers Australia

 

Sponsorship of “The Patient Voice” initiative which aims to increase patient engagement in HTA in Australia

 

$7,500

 

 

Rare Cancers Australia

 

Sponsorship of Rare Cancers Research Report Launch at Parliament House Canberra

 

$15,000

 

Rare Cancers Australia

 

Sponsorship of “Sick Or Treat” Annual Fundraising Dinner

 

$5000

 

Diabetes Australia

 

Sponsorship of “Diabetes Blindness Prevention dinner ” at Parliament House Canberra

 

$25,000

 

Hills Relay For Life

 

Fundraising dinner to support Cancer Council NSW

 

$2,500

 

Trish Foundation

 

Sponsorship of annual fundraising dinner to support MS Research

 

$4,300

 

Diabetes NSW

 

Sponsorship of annual fundraising dinner “Live your life Ball”

 

$2,500