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Lilly Celebrates National Volunteer Week with Deployment of Global Service Teams
Date:4/26/2013

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Ten Lilly volunteers in South Africa will apply specific skills and expertise to support the work of the HOPE Centre in Zandspruit, South Africa, an extremely impoverished area on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The HOPE Centre provides treatment and care to local residents and strives to inform, educate, and empower the community about health issues, especially diabetes and hypertension.

At the HOPE Centre, the team of Lilly volunteers—which includes medical doctors, pharmacists, diabetes educators, and communication specialists—will help conduct community screenings, work with the clinic support team to improve pharmacy and lab operating procedures, develop information sheets to help improve patient understanding and medication compliance, and support nutrition education and peer educator training. Upon returning from their service assignments, Lilly volunteers with Connecting Hearts Abroad share their experiences and insights with colleagues through town halls, team meetings, blogs, and video. The goal is to help employees gain a deeper global perspective and spark new ideas and ways of thinking about patients, ultimately making Lilly a better company.

Learn more about Connecting Hearts Abroad and The Lilly NCD Partnership


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