Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today announced that it joined the Global Health Equity Network (GHEN) to drive change in health equity.
GHEN, a World Economic Forum, brings together the private and public sectors to address health equity issues. CEOs and business leaders comprise the forum focused on prioritizing action in organizational strategy and purpose.
“Addressing health equity is critical because more than half the world’s population lacks access to essential healthcare,” Medtronic said in a news release. “And the most challenging health issues disproportionately impact marginalized populations. But we recognize that no one solution or organization can achieve health equity alone; strategic partnerships are essential to accelerating this critical work.”
As part of the GHEN agenda, Medtronic signed the Zero Health Gaps Pledge. This pledge addresses progress in health equity across 10 areas. Committed organizations agreed to help driv…