Abbott Contributes to Disaster Relief Efforts in China and Myanmar
Abbott and Abbott Fund to Provide U.S. $1.5 Million in Funding and Life-Saving Medicines and Nutritional Products
Abbott and its philanthropic foundation Abbott Fund are providing U.S. $1.5 million in humanitarian aid in response to the earthquake in Sichuan Province in China and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar. Abbott is working with its humanitarian aid organization partners with an established presence on the ground in China and Myanmar. Abbott is providing grant funding to strengthen the organizationsí abilities to distribute relief supplies to people in need. Abbott product donations include critical pharmaceutical and nutritional products that can provide immediate relief and support ongoing recovery efforts.
In China, Abbott is providing $1 million in funding and product donations, working with trusted relief partners Project HOPE and Heart to Heart International, and in collaboration with the Chinese Government. Abbott product donations, including antibiotics, will be distributed as part of rapid relief shipments to local hospitals and health care facilities.
In Myanmar, Abbott is providing $500,000 in funding and product donations, partnering with AmeriCares and CARE to provide urgent relief to the people of Myanmar. Abbott product donations include antibiotics and vitamins. An initial product shipment has already arrived in the country.
Abbott will continue to work with our key humanitarian aid partners to assess needs on the ground and provide support for ongoing relief efforts.
The Clara Abbott Foundation, a separate not-for-profit organization managed and funded separately from Abbott, is helping support Abbott employees and their families impacted by this disaster in China. The Foundation is providing emergency financial assistance to those who canít meet basic living needs such as food, clothing and shelter.
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