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Earl Bakken, 1924-2018

Learn how you can support the philanthropic legacy of Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken.

Learn how you can support the legacy of Medtronic co-founder, Earl Bakken.

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Addressing Rheumatic Heart Disease

A partnership supported by the Medtronic Foundation is working with the broader community and health systems to take a holistic approach to treating and eventually ending RHD.

A holistic, partnership approach to treating and eventually ending RHD.

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Photo: Medtronic Foundation/Tanzania2018

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Empowering employee volunteers

Medtronic Foundation resources amplify the impact of volunteers, improving health outcomes and local communities.

Giving back to improve health and local communities.

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Photo: Medtronic Foundation/USA2018

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41 million

People die due to chronic disease each year

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80%

Of a person's health is determined by socioeconomic factors

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8.2 million

Lives could be saved by 2030 if we properly address non-communicable disease

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5 billion

People globally do not have access to surgical care

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Investing in community health workers

In Teófilo Otoni, Brazil, community health workers like Creude Mendes de Souza play a vital role in connecting people to medical and social services.

In rural Brazil, advocates like Creude Mendes de Souza are indispensable.

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Photo: Medtronic Foundation/Brazil2018

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Breaking Down Barriers to care

After Maria Sanchez was diagnosed with diabetes in 1999, she has faced challenges managing her chronic disease. Her community clinic made all the difference.

Maria learned to manage her chronic disease with help from a local clinic.

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Photo: Medtronic Foundation/Brazil2018

Supporting communities Worldwide

250

Grants distributed to community partners in fiscal year 2018

42

Million dollars invested worldwide in fiscal year 2018

The People making an impact

Keith Hebert

Minneapolis

USA

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Dr. Glory Simon Joseph

Mwanza

Tanzania

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Dr. Sanele Madela

KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa

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Chie Kishimoto

Japan

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Hui Li

Binzhou City

China

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Lewis Hine

Havant

United Kingdom

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Creude Mendes de Souza

Brazil

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Dr. Thomas Rea

Seattle

USA

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