We strive to make healthcare more accessible to patients, while also supporting health training and research.




Strengthening Access

Palliative Care

Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre

Cipla set up the palliative care centre in Pune in 1997 to provide free-of-cost care to patients with advanced cancer and to support their families. The Centre operates on a unique family care model. A strong multi-disciplinary team care for patients and their families at the Centre. They also extend free-of-cost palliative care through home care services in the community and out-patient (OPD) services at hospitals

Reached out to 16,500+ patients and their families since 1997

Palliative Care

National Palliative Care Outreach

We support like-minded palliative care organisations across the country to make palliative care accessible to as many people as possible.

Supported 4,253+ patients to access palliative care through in-patient, outpatient and home care services in 2018-19

Doorstep Health

Mobile Healthcare Units

We support the running of Mobile Health Units (MHUs) near our Baddi, Patalganga, Indore and Kurkumbh plants. The MHUs provide free-of-cost primary healthcare including diagnosis, treatment and referral services to vulnerable groups, especially women, children and the elderly.

Over 110,000+ free-of-cost health check-ups provided through MHUs in 2018-19

Doorstep Health

Owethu and Sha’p Left

In South Africa, we support the Owethu modular health centres and Sha’p Left network which continue to bring affordable and quality primary healthcare within the reach of low-income communities.

Reached out to 35,000+
people in 2018-19

Doorstep Health

Chronic Medicine Dispensation Units

The Foundation in South Africa has established five chronic medicine dispensation points for patients who otherwise have to collect their medication from government health
facilities. This provides greater convenience for patients and has helped with greater treatment adherence as well as decongested the government health facilities.

More than 20,000 units of medication dispensed in 2018-19

Maternal & Newborn Health

We are supporting strengthening of primary healthcare services to reduce preventable pregnancy deaths among women by establishing referral linkages between maternity homes, general and tertiary hospitals. We are currently supporting the process of building an accountable urban healthcare system and responsible communities in seven municipal corporations of Maharashtra, India

Over 100,000+ connects with the communities through interventions, training, awareness, counselling and Referrals in 2018-19

Hepatitis Detection & Treatment

The Foundation has also partnered with the Liver Foundation to initiate one-of-its kind village based programme for awareness, screening and immunisation of communities for viral hepatitis as part of the global campaign of 'Finding the Missing Millions'.

450+ patients from Purulia district in West Bengal were screened for hepatitis and attended vaccination camps in 2018-19

Disability Treatment & Management

Miles for Smiles

In South Africa, the Foundation supports the ‘Miles For Smiles’ initiative, which creates awareness and raises funds for corrective surgeries for children born with cleft lips and palates.

Saved the lives of 130 children in 2018-19

Disability Treatment & Management


We are partnering with like-minded organisations across the country including Municipal Corporation of Greater Maharashtra (MCGM) to support the Comprehensive Thalassemia & Bone Marrow Transplant Centre in Borivali, Mumbai.

Enabled over 50 surgeries and 60 transfusions for patients in 2018-19

Promoting Training

Training Palliative Care Professionals

The Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre is the preferred site for several State, National and International level training programmes in palliative care for doctors, nurses, social workers and volunteers. These include a variety of short-term and indepth residential courses on pain management, handling symptoms, communication, family assessments and integrating palliative care into practice.

3,000+ plus healthcare providers received training in 2018-19 which they can cascade to other professionals

Training Palliative Care Professionals in Communities

Together with National Health Mission ,Government of Maharashtra and Aga Khan Health Services (India), we are supporting an innovative project to integrate palliative care into the Non Communicable Disease (NCD) programme. We have started with 2 blocks (Bhor and Purandar) in Pune district, Maharashtra. The aim is to ensure that the health care system in these blocks is responsive to palliative care needs.

In 2018-19, we supported the training of 240+ ASHA workers and 35+ district doctors and medical officers

Eliminating Hepatitis

To help realise the WHO's global mandate of eliminating hepatitis by 2030, we have launched Project PRAKASH (Programmed Approach to Knowledge and Sensitisation on Hepatitis) in partnership with the Institute of Liver and Biliary Science (ILBS). Through this initiative, we support in-house induction training and web-based update sessions using globally recognized curriculum on the diagnosis and management of viral hepatitis

1,200+ paramedics and doctors trained in 2018-19

Technological innovations for health training

We partner with Project ECHO to support a guided practice model of medical education. It is a web-based hubspoke platform where specialists share their knowledge and mentor health care providers in local communities. This exchange helps in better identification, evaluation and management of diseases.

24+ ECHO sessions conducted on autism and narrative therapy with 10+ ECHO sessions conducted on paediatric rheumatology in 2018-19

Disability Treatment & Management

Developmental Disabilities

We support the Ummeed Training Center, which is a state-of-the-art center of excellence in Mumbai. This Center aims to build a cadre of trained professionals and community workers who can prevent, diagnose and manage developmental disabilities more effectively.

Over 1500+ professionals trained at the center in 2018-19 who reach out to 25,000+ children with disabilities

Supporting Research

Respiratory Health

The Foundation has brought together institutions like AIIMS New Delhi, PGI Chandigarh, Asthma Bhawan and Chest Research Foundation (CRF) on a single platform to conduct public health research on the reasons and causative factors of asthma in children. Data will be used to understand respiratory conditions and inform health policy. This is the first-of-its kind study in India to provide evidence to care.

The research findings will be based on data collected from a 160,000+ strong respondent base.