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 17,000+ patients and their families since 1997

Continuity of Care during Covid

In Covid times, under stringent safety measures, we continues to care for patients & their families at the Centre and serve critical patients in the safety & comfort of their homes

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.

9,600+ Patients and 15,400+ Family members accessed 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 1,05,000+ free-of-cost health check-ups provided through MHUs in 2019-20

Re-starting Care and Re-storing Hope in Covid times

Our Mobile Healthcare Units are back on the roads, reaching patients in remote locations and providing medicines to patients with chronic illnesses

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 42,000 + people in 2019-20

Purpose-built containers drive health and hope during in Covid

Under its Sha’p Left initiative, the Foundation has innovatively modelled containers into low-cost clinics to advance Covid testing accelerate chronic medicine dispensing in remote areas in South Africa

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 43,000 units of medication dispensed in 2019-20

Accelerating Chronic Medicine Dispensing during Covid

The existing medicine pick-up centers are providing chronic medicines to patients hence decongesting government centres to support social distancing and patient safety.

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 51,400 connects with the communities through interventions, training, awareness, counselling and Referrals in 2019-20

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'.

750+ patients from Purulia district in West Bengal were screened for hepatitis and over 80% vaccinated with 2nd dose in 2019-20

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 175 children in 2019-20

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 60+ Bone Marrow Transplant surgeries and 900+ blood transfusions for patients in 2019-20

Thalassemia care in Covid times

With our partner health organizations we continue to extend critical care for Thalassemia patients amidst COVID. Under stringent safety measures, through blood donation & transfusions, we stand strong to bring comfort to our patients.

Promoting Training

Training Palliative Care Professionals

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

1,800+ Healthcare providers received training, which they can cascade to other palliative care professionals 

Virtual Sessions in COVID times

Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune conducted a virtual discussion on ‘Making Palliative Homecare Possible’ for healthcare professionals. Over 200 participants attended the session and learnt strategies to continue homecare services in Covid times

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 2019-20, we supported the training of 290+ ASHA workers, 35+ district doctors and medical officers and 700+ referrals have been made by previously trained Asha workers

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

4600+ paramedics and doctors trained in 2019-20

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.

800+ professionals trained through 60+ sessions in 2019-20

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 1300+ professionals trained at the center who reach out to 20,000+ 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.