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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 11:00:00

$1.8 million commitment to support medical assistance around the world and across the U.S. STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares has received its largest corporate donation ever with a $1.8 million commitment from OdysseyRe, a Stamford, Connecticut-based company. OdysseyRe, a leading worldwide underwriter of property and casualty reinsurance, as well as specialty insurance, has provided significant support for AmeriCares programming initiatives, including a $1...

2010-10-05 15:14:00

DETROIT, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Water is now receding in parts of the flood-affected Pakistan, and only now is the true devastation of the world's worst disaster becoming apparent. Not only have homes been damaged but, in many cases, all the belongings have been wiped away by the floods. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today while appealing for aid to Pakistan: "The Pakistan floods are the world's biggest emergency - 60,000 sq miles under water, 20 million...

2010-10-04 10:00:00

Thousands of women expected to receive education and treatment STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals have made a three-year commitment to expand early breast cancer detection and treatment in Cambodia in hopes of increasing survival rates. The renewed commitment expands a program launched in 2008 in conjunction with the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE in Phnom Penh that provides free cancer screenings, medications, patient...

2010-10-04 06:00:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Months after earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China, and a flood in Pakistan shattered the lives of hundreds of thousands of survivors, Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, is continuing to contribute resources to help international groups assisting individuals, families and entire villages. "Team Schein and many of our friends outside of the Company recognize that...

2010-10-01 14:03:00

EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered to Qatar Airways its( )12th Boeing 777-300ER (extended range). The new airplane was used in support of humanitarian efforts to deliver relief supplies to flood victims in Pakistan. Boeing, Qatar Airways and two non-profit agencies, AmeriCares and International Medical Corps, collaborated to bring relief goods to residents in the regions of Pakistan recently devastated by massive flooding caused by torrential rainfall....

2010-09-01 16:13:00

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC) has served more than 10,000 uninsured patients at eight large free clinics across America since last September. The 10,000 mark was reached today in the second day of a two-day C.A.R.E. (Communities Are Responding Everyday) Clinic in New Orleans. "After eight C.A.R.E. Clinics in the past year, we are humbled and excited to have provided high-quality health care to more than 10,000 patients," NAFC...

2010-08-31 06:00:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, is working with its non-governmental organization (NGO) partners - Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, Americares, and Heart to Heart - to deliver essential health care supplies to victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan, which left more than a thousand dead, an estimated four million homeless, and more...

2010-08-11 08:58:00

LEHI, Utah, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- XanGo, LLC has reached a historic milestone with the donation of its 2 millionth meal, through the XanGo Meal Pack program, to those suffering from malnutrition and related illness. Driven by XanGo's global distributor network, the Meal Pack program has thrived since its inception nearly three years ago. "Everyone at XanGo--from the Founders and top executives to our distributors--is passionate about the Meal Pack program and contributing to the fight...

2010-08-04 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The worst flood to hit Pakistan in 80 years has left at least one million people in need of emergency assistance. In northwestern Pakistan, the number of deaths currently exceeds 1,400, and over 3 million affected or displaced in need of supplies. Major damage to roads, housing, bridges, general infrastructure, communications and utilities continue to be the main problem hampering relief efforts. Martin Mogwanja, the UN humanitarian...