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AmeriCares Launches India Operations
Date:11/5/2008

er International Foundation, MetLife Foundation and MasterCard Worldwide are our corporate supporters, who have provided funding/support for AmeriCares India," added Dr. Parikh.

Celene Peurye, Director, The Baxter International Foundation, said, "Baxter has partnered with AmeriCares for more than 21 years, donating life-saving and sustaining products for those in need around the world. The company's philanthropic arm, The Baxter International Foundation, is pleased to help fund the addition of the India warehouse to better position AmeriCares to respond to the needs of the region. Supporting our global community is a priority for Baxter, and we share AmeriCares commitment to strengthening access to healthcare worldwide."

AmeriCares has worked with more than 11 partners throughout India, providing medical assistance valued at over $45 million that has helped nearly 10 million people. Current partners include: Project Concern International in Pune, Maharashtra, Bihar and Tamil Nadu; Niramaya Health Foundation in Mumbai; Society for Service to Voluntary Agencies in Maharashtra; Duncan Emmanuel Hospital Association in Bihar; and Impact Foundation in Maharashtra.

In addition, AmeriCares has responded to emergencies and natural disasters throughout India, including: the 2001 Gujarat earthquake, the 2004 tsunami, the 2007 and 2008 flooding in Bihar, and the 1993 earthquake in Maharashtra. We have also supported disaster preparedness and trauma training in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu; as well as ongoing medical assistance through partners, including SOSVA, Niramaya Health Foundation and Duncan Hospital.

About AmeriCares:

AmeriCares is a private, nonprofit international disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization, which delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in crisis around the world. Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $8 billion in humanitarian aid to 137 countries. For mor
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