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UPL joins The Heart Fund’s One Billion Hearts Platform to provide cardiovascular health for 1 billion people by 2030

By UPL Ltd On 10 February 2020
UPL joins The Heart Fund’s One Billion Hearts Platform to provide cardiovascular health for 1 billion people by 2030

During the World Economic Forum 2020, UPL Ltd. announced a new partnership with global healthcare non-profit organization,The Heart Fund, by joining the One Billion Hearts Platform. The partnership platform supports the organization’s mission of improving cardiovascular health in Africa by enabling public-private partnerships and private sector investment over the next 10 years.

UPL’s contribution to The Heart Fund will provide vital funds for achieving the organization’s vision of providing universal access to cardiovascular health for 1 billion people by 2030. The partnership will focus efforts on building greater local medical and health capabilities to increase the efficacy and access of public health services to traditionally underserved rural farming communities.

UPL is one of the largest agricultural inputs and bio-solutions providers for farmers across Côte d’Ivoire. Many small growers are affected by the large disparity between the medical care available to wealthy urban households and rural farming families.

With UPL’s support, rural communities will be able to access advanced cardiovascular services and screenings for the first time through the expansion of the geographical reach of The Heart Fund’s mobile cardiology clinic.

Jai Shroff, Global CEO of UPL Limited, said:

“Improving the lives of the growers, their families and other individuals in the communities where we work has always been a central focus for us, and a part of our vision for a sustainable future for agriculture. We are delighted to partner with The Heart Fund to accelerate progress in improving healthcare services and uplifting communities in Côte d’Ivoire.”

Dr David Luu, Founder & President of The Heart Fund, said:

“We are proud to launch the One Billion Hearts Platform with UPL. We strongly believe we could improve cardiovascular health of the rural farming communities through cardiovascular screening, preventive activities and health education in remote locations. We will leverage multi-stakeholders partnerships the latest innovations in digital health and last mile care delivery to detect and prevent cardiovascular disease. In Côte d’Ivoire there are thousands of people living with cardiovascular challenges, and with UPL’s support and assistance, we hope to revolutionize access to cardiac care in the region as part of our vision to provide universal access to cardiovascular health for 1 billion people by 2030.”

This partnership is in line with UPL’s OpenAg model which seeks to encourage sustainable growth for all and create a deeper impact on society to enable farmers to grow and prosper. The partnership is also in line with national and global commitments made by countries and other stakeholders – such as the Sustainable Development Goals – to work collectively to improve health and tackle non-communicable diseases.

About TheHeart Fund

The Heart Fund is an international non-profit organisation established in 2010, with United-Nations ECOSOC Special Consultative Status. Its mission is to improve the cardiovascular health of the most vulnerable populations by developing innovative solutions that revolutionise access to cardiac care in developing countries. The Heart Fund collaborates with over one hundred volunteer experts and 120 private and institutional partners in Africa, India and Americas.

About UPL

UPL is one of the world’s leading total crop solutions companies, focused on securing the world’s long-term food supply through an integrated portfolio of agricultural inputs, products and solutions.

UPL was established in India in 1969 and is now active in over 130 countries, providing a diversified range of patented and post-patent agriculture solutions for various arable and speciality crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.


UPL is headquartered in India, with manufacturing facilities in 48 locations worldwide and a global workforce which includes 75 different nationalities. Itis committed to research, development and innovation, and holds over 12,000 product registrations and more than 1,000 patents globally.


In 2019, UPL finalized the acquisition of ArystaLifeScience and committed to a new purpose: OpenAg, which creates a seamless network for agriculture, activating connections across the world’s agriculture system. UPL is working to power new levels of sustainable growth, and to help generate a deeper impact on society, where agriculture is properly valued, food is sustainable and farmers grow and prosper. It is a fundamentally optimistic view of the future of agriculture; one with no limits, and no borders, that feeds sustainable growth for all.

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