BD Global Initiatives

At BD, everything we do starts with the healthcare needs of people from all walks of life, all around the world. Our response reflects a commitment to improve healthcare through innovations in technology and product development, excellence in manufacturing and operations, collaborations with organisations that share our values, and global customer service and support. Woven into the fabric of all that we do is the passion that BD  associates bring to their work - a passion inspired by the knowledge that they can make a difference "Helping all people live healthy lives."

Reducing the Spread of Infection

Healthcare Worker and Patient Safety

BD has been a pioneer and world leader since 1988 in developing safety-engineered needle devices designed to protect healthcare workers and patients from exposures to bloodborne pathogens. The Company prides itself on its ability to design products that reflect an intimate knowledge of clinical processes and a deep understanding of customers’ needs.

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. An estimated 6 million healthcare-associated infections occur each year across the U.S., Europe and Japan alone. Beyond the human toll, HAIs pose an enormous financial burden to healthcare systems worldwide. BD is committed to applying its expertise, resources and technologies towards the prevention of healthcare-associated infections worldwide. BD offers a menu of molecular diagnostics assays to rapidly identify some microorganisms that cause HAIs, such as the deadly strains of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

Improving Global Health

HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis

BD’s multi-dimensional approach to tackling HIV/AIDS in the developing world positions the Company to make a significant impact in the fight against the disease and its deadly companion, tuberculosis (TB). Recognising that no single technology or company will defeat these diseases, BD has mobilised on many fronts – calling on its leading technology, expertise, experience, global presence and strong relationships with governmental and nongovernmental organizations to address problems that limit access to healthcare services in the developing world.