with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disabilities in Cuernavaca,
-- ORBIS International to extend eye care services to rural areas by
establishing eye care stations, increasing public awareness of eye
health issues and the importance of caring for the eyes, and
introducing a multi-tiered pricing system to ensure that services are
affordable to everyone in counties and villages throughout the Guangxi
Province in China.
A full listing of The Baxter International Foundation grants awarded in 2007 can be found at http://www.baxter.com/grants.
The Baxter International Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Baxter International Inc., helps organizations expand access to healthcare in the United States and around the world. The foundation, established in 1981, began to focus exclusively on increasing access to healthcare in 2002 -- particularly for the disadvantaged and underserved -- in communities where Baxter employees live and work. To learn more about the foundation, please visit http://www.baxter.com/about_baxter/foundation.
Beyond its charitable giving, Baxter's commitment to advancing
environmental stewardship and social responsibility spans three decades.
The company has been recognized by Innovest Strategic Value Advisors as one
of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and by
Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine as one of the 100 Best Corporate
Citizens in the United States. Baxter is a member of the Center for
Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, the Business Environmental
Leadership Council of the Pew Center on Global Climate Exchange, the
Chicago Climate Exchange, the U.S. EPA's Climate Leaders, the Ethics &
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