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2011-03-07 15:56:55

The doors to a specialized pediatric HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Tanzania opened today in Mbeya, the region with the second highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. While Tanzania, home to about 1.4 million people with HIV/AIDS, has made significant strides in HIV/AIDS treatment, pediatric care continues to be a key area of need. It is estimated that there are currently 140,000 children in Tanzania living with HIV/AIDS. Only 8 percent of these children are currently receiving...

2011-01-07 10:55:00

BOSTON and ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Partners In Health (PIH) and Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its philanthropic foundation, the Abbott Fund, today announced a partnership to empower Haitians to create local solutions to the longstanding problem of severe malnutrition in Haiti. Together, PIH and Abbott plan to build a nutritional food production facility that will allow Haitians to produce locally-sourced, high-quality nutritious food products. The initiative also aims to...

2010-11-16 09:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) has been recognized by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of the most generous companies in the U.S., ranking No. 5 out of 162 of the largest U.S. companies that participated in the magazine's survey of 2009 giving. In 2009, Abbott and the company's philanthropic foundation the Abbott Fund provided more than $580 million in grants and product donations. In 2010, Abbott's tradition of giving continues, as the company...

2010-10-27 13:47:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its philanthropic foundation the Abbott Fund are providing the following updates on relief efforts in Haiti: Abbott Supports Relief Efforts for Cholera Outbreak Abbott is providing $180,000 in support to help address the recent cholera outbreak in central Haiti. This includes a $25,000 grant from the Abbott Fund to Partners In Health, and $155,000 in donated Abbott rehydration solutions and antibiotics. Donated products...

2010-10-27 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the innovative ideas of today's college and university students, the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of Invent Now, today announced that a way to implant human liver cells in mice to facilitate drug testing and a way to manufacture composite structural poles have won top honors in this year's competition. Alice Chen of the Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program received the $15,000 graduate first prize for her work...

2010-07-28 09:00:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine needing a critical test at your local hospital, but having to wait days to be tested because there was no laboratory professional available to run the tests. This scene seems unimaginable, but with the federal government estimating that nearly 140,000 new medical lab professionals are needed by 2012 and only 50,000 are expected to be trained on time, this scenario is a reality in some parts of the country. Some states, like California, are...

2010-06-10 15:20:43

A newly modernized pediatric hospital ward and children's clinic in Malawi will provide access to improved facilities for children in a country with one of the highest childhood mortality rates in the world. Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe is the primary referral center for the estimated 2.5 million children living in the central region of the country. The improvements, celebrated at a dedication ceremony today in Lilongwe, are the result of a public-private partnership between the Malawi...

2010-03-19 09:14:00

HANOI, Vietnam, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Abbott Fund, the philanthropic arm of the global health care company Abbott (NYSE: ABT), and the Global Health Primary Care Initiative (GHPCI) at the Boston University School of Medicine joined Bach Mai Hospital, the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) and Hanoi Medical University today to announce the opening of the Abbott Fund Institute of Nutrition Science (AFINS). AFINS is the first program of its kind in Vietnam to advance...

2010-01-18 19:36:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Working directly with humanitarian partners to help address the growing health care crisis, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) is expanding its support for relief efforts in Haiti. The company will provide $2.5 million in grant funding and donations of critical pharmaceutical and nutritional products to humanitarian aid organizations. An initial quantity of Abbott pharmaceutical and nutritional products are already in use in several locations in...

2010-01-13 20:10:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its philanthropic foundation the Abbott Fund have committed to provide $1 million in initial humanitarian aid in response to the earthquake in Haiti. This support includes grant funding and donations of critical pharmaceutical and nutritional products to strengthen the ability of humanitarian aid organizations to respond to immediate health needs in Haiti. This includes an initial quantity of pharmaceutical and...