Doing well, doing good. Community
Fullerton Health Foundation
We strongly believe in doing well and doing good, by giving back to the communities in which we were nurtured in and where we now operate.
The Fullerton Health Foundation was incorporated in 2015 with the mission to improve the lives of the underprivileged by making healthcare and education in Asia Pacific more affordable and accessible.
Through campaigning for change and collaborating with charities, the private sector, and government entities, we aspire to build capacity in healthcare and education in Asia Pacific.
Supported by grant giving to non-profit organizations and committing in-kind resources, we are able to leverage the competencies developed through Fullerton Health’s network management services business, and bring healthcare to the doorstep of the underprivileged.
Project Big Heart
MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES
Project Big Heart
We started Project Big Heart in Jan 2015 to provide free consultations and medication to over 200 elderly and underprivileged Singaporeans.
The health checks were originally targeted at chronic disease identification and treatment, such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol.
Since then, we have expanded the program to include cataract screenings, flu vaccinations, house calls, ECG examinations, cardiologist consultations and blood glucose tests. A “pop up” dispensary is set up at each Project Big Heart, to dispense medicine immediately following diagnosis. This saves separate trips to the pharmacy or clinic. In addition, low income residents who have chronic diseases are given a Gold Card, which entitles them to a lifetime of free GP consultations and medication. To date, we have screened more than 1,500 residents, and dispensed more than $250,000 worth of medication.
PARTNERSHIP WITH MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (MSF)
Founded in Paris in 1971, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.
They provide emergency medical assistance to help people survive catastrophic situations, usually in situations of armed conflict. MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. The Fullerton Health Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of MSF, which sends approximately 2,500 international field workers to work alongside locally hired staff every year.