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BD and Direct Relief International Launch Second Volunteer Service Trip to Improve Healthcare in Ghana
Date:3/27/2008

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and Direct Relief International, a humanitarian medical aid nonprofit organization, today announced the second joint volunteer initiative to strengthen healthcare in Ghana. A team of 13 BD associates have volunteered to travel to Ghana for three weeks and work side-by-side with Direct Relief partners at three sites to improve the region's ability to provide basic healthcare services for its people.

"By continuing our collaboration, BD and Direct Relief are demonstrating the value of private-nonprofit partnerships in addressing unmet healthcare needs in the developing world," said Edward J. Ludwig, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of BD. "When two organizations with closely aligned missions partner and harness the talent of their associates to improve the lives of others, it is a powerful combination that benefits all involved."

Limited access to clinical and laboratory health services is a major constraint to battling disease in developing countries, and Ghana is no exception. Access to health services in rural locations is often poor to non-existent. Malaria, tuberculosis, malnutrition and HIV/AIDS are primary health concerns in Ghana.

"Access to diagnostic testing and medical care in many parts of Ghana is scarce," said Direct Relief President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Tighe. "Our partnership with BD and its associate volunteers is truly making a difference in the lives of thousands of Ghanaians by bringing much-needed healthcare services to this underserved region."

The BD associates will work with staff from Ghana's Borae Health Center,
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