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2012-05-17 10:25:10

STAMFORD, Conn., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and icddr,b have launched a new cholera-fighting program in the Horn of Africa, where recent rains have increased fears of large-scale outbreaks. The two organizations began by training 50 doctors and nurses in cholera prevention and treatment this week. The health professionals -- half in Mogadishu, Somalia, and half in Dadaab, Kenya -- learned cholera management techniques they will teach other local health workers...

2012-05-02 10:28:10

Treatment supplies for 17,000 patients expected to arrive next week STAMFORD, Conn., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is rushing to deliver more than 100,000 liters of IV solutions for victims of the worsening cholera epidemic in Haiti. The emergency shipment contains enough IV fluids to treat at least 17,000 of the most seriously ill patients. Already more than 7,000 people have died since the outbreak began in October 2010 and reported cases have been on the rise again...

2012-04-24 06:25:09

STAMFORD, Conn., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Oracle has donated nearly $900,000 worth of products and services to support AmeriCares aid deliveries worldwide. The generous gift will ensure AmeriCares has the technology required to send aid shipments to more than 90 countries every year in response to chronic poverty, civil conflict and catastrophic disasters. The nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization sends more than 3,000 shipments annually, both overseas and...

2012-03-08 05:00:00

Abbott, Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc., and Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc., expand support through Direct Relief USA's network of nonprofit clinics and health centers SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Direct Relief USA, the country's only nonprofit provider of free medicines to clinics and health centers in all 50 states, today announced that Abbott, Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc., and...

2012-03-05 16:45:00

Bottled water, vaccines and relief supplies getting readied for shipment STAMFORD, Conn., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is preparing to send bottled water, medical aid and relief supplies for survivors of the deadly tornadoes that caused widespread damage across the U.S. The aid includes 32,000 bottles of water donated by Nestle Waters North America destined for the four hardest-hit counties in eastern Kentucky. The bottled water will be distributed to...

2012-03-05 14:45:00

Projects include counseling for relief workers and support for disabled survivors STAMFORD, Conn., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is awarding $1 million in aid for disabled survivors as well as relief workers suffering from work-related stress and depression in Japan. The announcement comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the tragic earthquake and tsunami. The $1 million in new projects is in addition to the $3.2 million in aid AmeriCares delivered in the...

2012-02-21 10:43:00

$250,000 grant awarded to protect famine victims from cholera STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to AmeriCares to establish a cholera treatment center, in collaboration with the Bangladesh-based health research institution icddr,b, for victims of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia. The initiative will save lives in a country where cholera is endemic and seasonal outbreaks have been exacerbated by famine...

2012-02-08 11:11:00

Program expansion to benefit poor and uninsured patients nationwide STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is expanding access to health care for thousands of low-income and uninsured Americans with support from the GE Foundation. A $700,000 grant from the foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company, will enable AmeriCares to expand its aid deliveries and support for free clinics nationwide. These safety net clinics are often...

2012-01-24 12:45:00

Donation to benefit poor and uninsured patients nationwide STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca, the global biopharmaceutical company, has donated $3.8 million worth of prescription medicines to AmeriCares for chronically ill Americans who rely on safety net clinics for their medical care. The donation is one of the largest AmeriCares received in the past year for its domestic aid deliveries. AmeriCares is delivering the medicines to free clinics and...

2012-01-12 09:22:00

Two-Year Report Released Today Highlights Major Accomplishments STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years after the devastating Haiti earthquake, AmeriCares has delivered $54 million in aid for survivors, including medicines and supplies to fight the recent cholera epidemic. To date, AmeriCares has completed 950 aid shipments to more than 100 hospitals and health clinics throughout Haiti. Today, on the second anniversary...