Jan 22, 2022

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Covid vaccine manufacturer Pfizer gave 8.6 million ($2.7 million) shekel to the Israeli Health Ministry in 2020 according to a report published by the Israeli Health Ministry on Wednesday. This marks a ten percent increase from the previous year when the amount was 7.8 million shekel reports Globes.

Since 2012, Pfizer has donated approximately 44.7 million shekalim to Israel’s Health Ministry. Pfizer gave about 1.2 million shekalim to the Israeli doctor’s union and an additional 1.2 million to the Sheba Hospital Research Fund. The pharmaceutical giant also gave 840,000 shekels to the Carmel Medical Center, 460,000 shekel was given to the Ne’eman Foundation, 426,000 shekel to the Mor Research Applications is the Technology Transfer Office of Clalit Health Services, the largest HMO in Israel, providing end-to-end technology transfer services. They also gave NIS 402,000 to Ariel University.
Aside from Pfizer other pharmaceutical companies donated to Israel’s Ministry of Health. For example, Bristol Meyers donated 9.9 million, Teva Pharmaceuticals gave NIS 8.2 million. In total, NIS 75 million was donated to Israeli health institutions – an increase of 2.6%.
According to the data, the Maccabi HMO is the largest recipient of donations enjoying 37 million shekels. Other Health Ministry institutions that received large donations include the Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon who received 22.4 million shekel, and Bar-Ilan University with 18 million shekel.