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Bridging disparities in healthcare

Dismantling global disparities in healthcare and creating lasting solutions

It is 1992 in Mexico City, and Dr. Luis Molina is struggling to help his patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. Thirty percent of his neighbors lack money to pay for basic needs,1 and with other socioeconomic factors at play, some patients are left on a seemingly endless pacemaker waitlist. When a Medtronic representative heard Dr. Molina’s story, a product donation and medical training opportunity blossomed into a 25-plus year program that has served more than 3,000 patients.

 

Product donations are one way to bridge access barriers, but our approach to dismantling global disparities in healthcare goes much further. By increasing diverse representation and reducing bias in how we develop, distribute, and connect patients to our technologies, we help create global, lasting solutions.