Tackling Hepatitis in Asia

Delivering Hope, an umbrella program for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's efforts in the areas of hepatitis B and C awareness, prevention and care, has supported efforts in Asia since 2002. Delivering Hope has active projects in mainland China, Taiwan, Japan and India.

Delivering Hope

Delivering Hope™: Awareness, Prevention and Care is a comprehensive effort to fight HBV and HCV in Asia, sponsored by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. Delivering Hope draws upon the proven models created by the Foundation's work on HIV/AIDS in Africa to address a major health care challenge in resource-constrained settings.

The Foundation and its partners in China and India are working to increase hepatitis awareness among the general population and lay health care workers, especially in remote, rural areas. Efforts include disease education, vaccination and programs to help prevent mother-to-child transmissions, which are the most common means of transmission of hepatitis. Delivering Hope focuses on children as a way of building family and community awareness.

Delivering Hope™ has four objectives:

  1. increasing public awareness of hepatitis and reducing the stigma associated with the disease;
  2. promoting disease prevention, especially among groups most at risk;
  3. supporting disease education and disease management training for health care workers; and
  4. funding operational research to develop data and demonstration projects that generate best practices to be shared, adapted and applied in the future.

These efforts are helping to develop a portfolio of projects that aims to raise the profile of the disease in Asia, inform health policy and national programs, build institutional and community capacity, and target prevention in the hardest-hit populations including children, blood donors and health care professionals.

Since 2002, the Foundation has awarded grants to 19 organizations totalling USD 14 million to organizations working to reduce hepatitis-related health disparities in Asia. To date, Delivering Hope has supported50 program grants across Asia, specifically 20 grants in mainland China, three in Taiwan, 22 in India and five in Japan.


  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Service Providers
    Staff size: 10,000+

    Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail against serious diseases. Around the...

  • AmeriCares India

    Foundation, Implementing NGO
    India | Staff size: Unknown

    The AmeriCares India Foundation is a public charitable trust registered in 2006 at New Delhi. They provide medical aid in India and in neighboring countries, irrespective of...

  • Baptist Christian Hospital

    Service Providers
    Staff size: 251-500

    The Baptist Christian Hospital, Tezpur is a 150 bedded secondary care hospital in the North eastern state of Assam in India. The hospital is a unit of the Emmanuel Hospital Association, New...

  • Shanghai Charity Foundation

    Implementing NGO
    China | Staff size: 101-250

    Shanghai Charity Foundation is a public non-profit organization approved by Shanghai non-government organization registration authorities. Shanghai Charity Foundation raises funds, organizes...

  • Wu Jieping Medical Foundation

    China | Staff size: Unknown

    Wu Jie Ping Medical Foundation, approved by Ministry of Health and Ministry of Civil Affairs, PRC, is a non-public offering foundation. It was formally established in Beijing on February 28th...

  • United Way of Mumbai

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: Unknown

    United Way of Mumbai (UWM) is a non-profit organization that endeavours to leverage corporate, employee and leadership talent for community development. Through corporate gifts and employee...

  • Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura

    Staff size: Unknown

    Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura or HFT, an organization dedicated to work primarily in the field of liver disease & gradually, extending its zone of activities to many other health programs...

  • HOPE Initiative

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: Unknown

    HOPE Initiative – Health Oriented Programmes and Education, was established in November 2004, with the mission is to help create awareness, discover, share new information and adopt...

  • Christian Medical College

    Staff size: Unknown

    Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore (CMC Vellore) is an educational and research institute and a tertiary care hospital located at Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

    It is one of...

  • Liver Foundation, West Bengal

    Staff size: Unknown

    Liver diseases have never received due attention among the mass in their country compared to afflictions of other organ systems of the body with its concern on health care...

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Key Information

LocationSouth Asia, Taiwan, China, India, Japan
  • Start Date 2002