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Our mission: act and innovate to reduce health inequalities among populations that need it most

The Sanofi Espoir Foundation was created in October 2010 by the Sanofi company to consolidate more than 20 years of commitment to national and international solidarity.

Its mission is to contribute to reducing health inequalities among populations that need it most by applying a socially responsible approach. Its commitment is focused on three key targets:

  • fighting childhood cancers in low-income countries,
  • improving maternal and newborn health,
  • improving access to care for the most vulnerable population in France.

The Foundation naturally responds to humanitarian emergencies, but focuses primarily on long-term partnerships to act on such recurrent issues as education and prevention, training and access to care.

4 action tracks


Working as closely as possible to realities on the ground, we deliver immediate health solutions and direct access to care. To respond better to local situations, we rely on joint actions and co-construction rather than on purely solo efforts.


Guided by a global approach to life journeys, our action is fundamentally collective and holistic. That is why we focus closely on engaging with and uniting actors right across the medical and social spectrum to help them interact and drive change. We position ourselves as a catalyst of solidarity acting to reduce vulnerabilities.


Quality care from the appropriate actors and tools are essential for reducing health inequalities. Training, information and awareness-raising for all stakeholders are crucial in reinforcing our actions over the long term.


In synergy with our founder Sanofi, innovation is one of our key drivers. Innovation can be technical (telemedicine, telepathology, etc.) or practical – redesigning our ways of working and acting jointly with our partners through our comprehensive approach. We aim to accelerate all forms of innovation and make them accessible to as many end users as possible in the general interest.

Map of the projects

Our history in 10 key dates


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