For over ten years we have been committed to
improve health in the world.

For over ten years we have been committed to
improve health in the world.

Our history

Chiesi Foundation Onlus is a non-profit organization founded in 2005, as an expression of the social responsibility of Chiesi Farmaceutici, whose aim is to improve the health and alleviate the suffering of patients, suffering from respiratory diseases and neonatal diseases in low and middle income Countries.

We support international scientific research and develop projects to transfer medical-scientific knowledge at a local level, promoting sustainable development and a progressive autonomy of local communities.

Our areas of intervention


The NEST Model – Neonatal Essential Survival Technology, is a program developed and carried out in collaboration with various hospitals, NGOs, institutions and universities, whose purpose is to help improve access to quality neonatal care in African countries. Sub-Saharan with particular attention to the countries of the French-speaking area.


The GASP Model – Global Access to Spirometry Project provides for the development of a model of specific diagnostic and clinical skills for the management of chronic respiratory diseases, with particular reference to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The GASP project is implemented exclusively in Latin America.

Our values

Sense of responsibility towards the environment and society.

Dissemination, without borders or restrictions, of science and knowledge.

Fight against suffering and inequalities.


Our strategy for the next 10 years is to improve and adapt our own organizational model within an international context in continuous and progressive change.

We promote scientific research in the field of neonatal and respiratory health.

Through our projects, the Foundation wants to potray on a role as a catalyst for ideas, tools and resources and facilitate dialogue and relations between the various stakeholders involved.

We contribute to the development of low and middle income Countries, through the transfer of scientific means and knowledge.

We work to have the NEST and GASP programs recognized at an institutional level as effective, sustainable and replicable models in the countries where there is the greatest need, in order to create virtuous cycles of development.

We support projects that favor the full realization of the right to health of the populations most in need.

We collect and analyze data, evidence and practices that allow comparison and constant discussion with all our stakeholders in order to improve access and the quality of the service offered in the field of neonatology and pulmonology.

Goals, results e

Objectives, results and transparency