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Updated Abbott Statement: To Help Respond to Growing Health Crisis, Abbott Increases Aid to $2.5 Million for Haiti Relief and Recovery Efforts
Date:1/18/2010

Haiti

Haiti relief efforts build on Abbott's existing philanthropic partnerships to expand access to health care in the country.  Since 2007, Abbott and the Abbott Fund have provided more than $34 million in grants and product donations to help address health needs in Haiti, including maternal and child health, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition.

Additional Information on Abbott's Relief Efforts in Haiti

"The recent earthquake has had a devastating impact on Haiti's limited health care system, which was already facing significant challenges," said Catherine V. Babington, president, the Abbott Fund.  "Building on our existing partnerships with humanitarian organizations in Haiti, we are providing funding and product donations to help address the immense and immediate health needs."

Initial support from the Abbott Fund for earthquake recovery efforts includes $150,000 in grants to four of Abbott's trusted humanitarian aid partners: American Red Cross, CARE, Catholic Medical Mission Board and Partners In Health.  All of these organizations have an established presence in Haiti, and are already mobilizing relief efforts in the country.

Abbott also is actively working with AmeriCares, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Direct Relief International, Heart to Heart International, MAP International, Project Hope and additional organizations to identify and distribute critical nutritional and pharmaceutical pr
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