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Toronto, ON – July 22, 2011 – Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Canada's oldest and largest vaccine company, is a proud sponsor of the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF), providing the foundation with a $5000 annual scholarship open to eligible students at a Master’s level who specialize in Public and Community Health. The CNF supports world-class Canadian healthcare by raising funds to advance nursing knowledge and research, and by recognizing professional excellence in Canada's nurses.

“Sanofi Pasteur appreciates the critical role nurses play in public health – both in terms of patient care and delivery of health services. We are very pleased to provide this scholarship fund to support nursing research and education,” said Mark Lievonen, President of Sanofi Pasteur Limited.

The Sanofi Pasteur Scholarship in Public and Community Health was established in 1990, and has since provided many nurse practitioners with the financial means to pursue further education or  complete valuable research in the area of public health.

“As Canada’s only national nursing foundation, the Canadian Nurses Foundation is pleased to partner with Sanofi Pasteur to administer this valuable scholarship fund in Public and Community Health,” said Hélène Sabourin, Executive Director of the Canadian Nurses Foundation. “The support we receive from donors and through partnerships with private industry helps us to increase the availability of funds for nursing research and education. This nursing knowledge is crucial to every aspect of patient care and health service delivery for all Canadians.”

Scholarship applicants are examined by the Merit Review Panel (MRP), a group of six external nurse educators from across the country, who then bring forward a recommendation to the CNF board of directors. Applicants for the Sanofi Pasteur Scholarship in Public and Community Health are evaluated on several different levels including academic achievement, leadership and quality of application.

Michelle Long, 2010/2011 recipient of the Sanofi Pasteur scholarship has experienced firsthand the benefit of the company’s commitment to public healthcare. “The scholarship allowed me to cover the costs associated with tuition, research and various resources while I worked full-time as a registered nurse and pursued graduate studies in nursing. It has been invaluable.”

For more information on how Sanofi Pasteur supports the CNF, as well as other community-based initiatives, please contact Nancy Simpson, Director of Communications at or by phone at 416-667-2955.

About Sanofi
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and animal health. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to immunize more than 500 million people across the globe. A world leader in the vaccine industry, Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines protecting against 20 infectious diseases. The company's heritage, to create vaccines that protect life, dates back more than a century. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company entirely dedicated to vaccines. Every day, the company invests more than EUR 1 million in research and development. For more information, please visit: or

About CNF: The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) was created by the Canadian Nurses Association in 1962. The CNF is Canada’s only national nursing foundation devoted to better patient care and superior patient outcomes. CNF believes in a day when every Canadian receives the finest possible nursing care from our nurses who are supported through education, research and technology to perform at their very best. The mission of the CNF is to advance nursing knowledge and improve health care by providing research grants, awards, and scholarships to Canadian nurses and nursing students. We raise funds for our activities through partnerships with organizations and individuals who share our goals. The CNF continuously improves the quality of care in Canada by advancing the knowledge capital of essential health care professionals. http://www.cnf-fiic

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