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AmeriCares Presents 'Power of Partnership' Award to Baxter
Date:11/6/2008

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares has awarded its annual "Power of Partnership" award to Baxter International Inc., a global biotechnology, medical device and specialty pharmaceutical company. Baxter was recognized today at the Healthcare Distribution Management Association's (HDMA) Annual Leadership Forum in National Harbor, Maryland.

The "Power of Partnership" award was created by AmeriCares and HDMA to recognize medical manufacturing and distribution organizations that have shown exceptional dedication to expanding access to medicines and health care for disadvantaged populations in the developing world and here at home.

"We depend on our friends in the corporate world and their willingness to aid our efforts in providing humanitarian aid both here in the United States and in our programs abroad," said AmeriCares President and CEO, Curt Welling. "Baxter is a key contributor to not only our disaster-specific relief efforts, but towards expanding our ability to provide ongoing medical assistance in the developing world, enabling us to help people around the world live longer, healthier lives."

Baxter's partnership with AmeriCares began over 20 years ago and continues to strengthen through not only donated products but addressing infrastructure needs. In 2006, The Baxter International Foundation provided a grant to help AmeriCares establish a new warehouse in India to expand AmeriCares' geographic reach and speed access to essential medicines which would enhance healthcare services in Africa and Asia.

Throughout its relationship with AmeriCares, Baxter has shown considerable dedication towards ensuring that those who need their donations the most receive their products in a timely fashion. In the past few months, Baxter has continued to demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to AmeriCares relief efforts. When Cyclone Nargis struck in May, AmeriCares was one of the first nonprofits to airlift supplies
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