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Baxter and Its Foundation Contribute Nearly $53 Million in 2007 to Address Critical Needs Locally and Globally
Date:3/10/2008

nce organization Direct Relief International. For example, Baxter's partnership with AmeriCares helped to provide product support and emergency aid after an earthquake devastated the central coast of Peru and a cholera outbreak affected northern Iraq. Also through AmeriCares, Baxter helped support a summer camp in Bazna, Romania, where children with hemophilia learn to manage their disease. Baxter's partnership with Direct Relief helped the organization to assist with the ongoing restructuring of the healthcare system in South Sudan and provide medical aid to thousands of individuals vulnerable to the Dengue Fever and pneumonia epidemics in El Salvador.

Foundation Grants Aim to Improve Healthcare Worldwide

In 2007, The Baxter International Foundation supported 68 organizations in 18 countries. Through its grant program, the foundation funds initiatives that improve global access to quality and cost-effective healthcare. Specifically, grants awarded in 2007 will help promote health education to children, provide mental health and medical services to the homeless, expand therapy to children in families experiencing domestic violence, and improve access to healthcare for children, the uninsured and the elderly.

Some of the organizations that received grants in 2007 from the foundation include:

-- Aldeas Infantiles SOS De Espana to add two psychologists to provide

family therapy for at-risk children and their families in Madrid,

Spain.

-- Chicago Housing for Health Partnership, a collaborative pilot project

administered by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, to improve access to

healthcare for homeless individuals who are frequent users of the Cook

County hospital. The first of its kind in the nation, the project will

help homeless people with HIV, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic

health conditions improve their health and achieve housing stability.

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