Since 1999, Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation have committed $150 million to develop and replicate innovative and sustainable solutions for vulnerable populations, including women and children, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
To date, this flagship corporate philanthropy program, Bristol-Myers Squibb SECURE THE FUTURE® has supported more than 200 projects focused on community education and outreach and medical care and research. It has also expanded its reach from 5 to 12 countries and evolved from a broad-based grant making initiative to focused on community based treatment support, pediatric AIDS and building NGO management and leadership capacity.
In 2008 Bristol-Myers Squibb SECURE THE FUTURE® enters its third phase as a Technical Assistance and skills transfer program. This phase will capitalize on SECURE THE FUTURE's funding, program management experience and expertise and track record as a committed private public partnership program.
The aim is to replicate SECURE THE FUTURE's lessons, experiences and successful models, address a strategic challenge of operational multi-sectoral collaborations in HIV by harnessing community resources and capacity.