This Case is about ETHICS, INNOVATION, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, LEADERSHIP, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
PUBLICATION DATE: February 29, 2008 PRODUCT #: UV1159-HCB-ENG
The authorities of Tanzania and the venture between Abbott continued to thrive. As a demonstration of Abbott’s long term dedication to Tanzania, in 2007, its first office started outside Abbott headquarters in Illinois. The new office in Dar es Salaam, headed by Divisional Vice President Christy Wistar, managed the enlarging variety of philanthropic endeavors in Tanzania. In June 2007, Abbott CEO Miles White declared the Abbott Fund’s future strategies to modernize the 23 regional laboratories across Tanzania and returned to Tanzania for the third time.Â By the end of 2007, the Abbott Fund had invested more than $50 million in Tanzania modernizing and strengthening systems countrywide and the healthcare infrastructure. The Abbott Fund intended to continue its support of organizations and numerous systems that were working to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS and give successful care and treatment to HIV-infected patients.