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Abbott Fund and the Government of Tanzania Celebrate Milestone in Strengthening Nation's Health Care System
Date:7/28/2008

and

donated one million rapid HIV tests to the Tanzanian national HIV

testing initiative; and

-- Helped more than 150,000 children and families by providing access to

health services, education and training, and pioneering legal

protection for orphans and widows affected by HIV/AIDS.

Because of the significant work being conducted in Tanzania, in 2007 Abbott Fund opened its first satellite office in Dar es Salaam.

About Abbott Global AIDS Care Programs

For more than 20 years, Abbott has made a significant contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS through the development of innovative tests and medicines. Expanding on its scientific contributions, Abbott and Abbott Fund have invested more than $100 million in developing countries to improve the lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS through programs targeting critical areas of need, including strengthening health care systems, supporting children affected by HIV/AIDS, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and advancing HIV testing and treatment. For more information on these programs, please visit http://www.abbottglobalcare.org.

About Abbott and Abbott Fund

Abbott Fund is a philanthropic foundation established by Abbott in 1951. Abbott Fund's mission is to create healthier global communities by investing in creative ideas that promote science, expand access to health care and strengthen communities worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.abbottfund.org.

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