Social Responsibility in the Health Industry
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) entails the organizations’ ethical role in the society. There are many people that depend on companies located in their neighborhood.
For instance; employees, suppliers, customers, and the community rely on the products, services and support from firms established within the area.
Therefore, any decision that the firm makes has a significant impact on several people. Most of the companies operating across the world are participating in charitable activities or CSR.
They are committed to improving people’s quality of life. Thus, most of them have decided to support the health industry by funding non-governmental organizations dealing with cancer, HIV/Aids, diabetes, obesity, autism, albinism, skin-related care, or nails fungus.
Corporate Social Responsibilities towards Skincare and Nail Fungus
A company can give back to the society in ways such as supporting the underprivileged community in third world countries, skin cancer foundations, or albinism.
Some companies support public awareness by funding education programs that provide skin cancer information. The main objective is to assist the public across the globe to understand the importance of early detection and dangers of sun exposure.
Other corporates have established foundations that participate in skin cancer screenings by funding dermatologists to visit various predisposed communities. They may also fund skin cancer research programs such as the Skin Cancer Foundation and the British Skin Foundation.
Yet other companies like EMUAID work with medical and humanitarian organizations worldwide to improve the health of people in need through a program called EMUAID® CARES.
People with albinism may experience multiple challenges, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. These children and adults are vulnerable to cancer and skin infections, as well as visual impairments due to a lack of melanin in their skin. Thus, they may be excluded from education or workplaces.
As a result, several companies have directed their social responsibilities towards funding their education or skincare products.
Nail fungus is another dilemma that most people in society are fighting. Onychomycosis or the fungal infection of the nail bed or plate, gives the nail a green, yellowish, or black discoloration. The infection is difficult to cure without antifungal treatment, especially in the marginalized community.
Another challenge is the tungiasis or jiggers’ infestation as a result of poverty and poor hygiene. They are transmissible from one individual to another among the impoverished people living in remote communities.
The surgical extraction in an equipped health facility is the standard treatment. Others include the use of antibiotics and repellants, which the affected may not afford.
Therefore, companies use their CSR to fund Non-governmental Organizations that provide such infected communities with shoes, treatment, as well as disinfecting their homes, and schools for their children.
Companies engage in social responsibility activities to support the community in its location. Most corporations promote the health industry since it affects people’s lives and their ability to work.
Some of the aspects that most companies do finance are NGOs or established foundations, which support research in healthcare sector or directly address diseases affecting the local and international community.
For instance, they may fund the doctors screening skin cancer, or purchase and distribute skincare products to people with albinism. Another area that has received increased support is the eradication of tungiasis or the treatment of nail fungus, particularly in impoverished and marginalized communities.
Companies provide support in terms of treatment, disinfecting the homes or schools, as well as providing them with shoes Through the NGOs or foundations.