Medtronic Advances Health Equity With Zero Health Gaps Pledge

Medtronic ranked No. 10 on The Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.

 

Medtronic is joining the Global Health Equity Network to help advance health equity, kicking off its commitment by signing the Zero Health Gaps Pledge.

“Addressing health equity is critical because more than half the world’s population lacks access to essential healthcare, and the most challenging health issues disproportionately impact marginalized populations,” the company wrote. “But we recognize that no one solution or organization can achieve health equity alone; strategic partnerships are essential to accelerating this critical work.”

The Global Health Equity Network is a World Economic Forum initiative that helps mobilize the private and public sectors to make changes in the current state of health equity. As a part of this agenda, the Zero Health Gaps Pledge outlines 10 areas where organizations commit to driving progress by 2050.

“At Medtronic, we know implementing people-first technology through access-enabling partnerships can be a profound equalizer, helping expand quality care and advance health equity. Leveraging the unique power and assets of our GHEN colleagues, we’ll maximize our health equity efforts and collaborate to bring quality healthcare to more people,” said Geoff Martha, CEO and Chairman of Medtronic.