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Abbott Honored With Scrip Award for Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility
Date:11/4/2011

p>Over the past decade, Abbott, the Abbott Fund and the Government of Tanzania have modernised infrastructure, strengthened hospital management and systems, trained health workers, and expanded access to high-quality testing, treatment and care across the country.  Specific results include:

  • A 2007 government assessment found that nearly one in three people on HIV treatment in Tanzania received care at more than 90 facilities that benefited from the programme;
  • Modernised labs at all 23 regional-level hospitals, effectively upgrading lab services for the entire country;
  • Built a four-story outpatient center that sees hundreds of patients a day;
  • Constructed the country's first modern emergency center, providing life-saving services for 30,000 people last year;
  • Conducted more than 19,000 health care worker trainings; and
  • Provided support services for more than 150,000 children and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Abbott Recognized With Scrip Awards in Recent Years

The Scrip Awards recognize excellence and achievement in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The CSR Award follows on other Scrip Awards Abbott has received in recent years; Scrip honored Abbott as the Company of the Year and Management Team of the Year in 2010, and Scrip recognized Abbott's Chairman and CEO Miles D. White as Executive of the Year in 2009.  

Additional Recognition for Abbott's Partnership in Tanzania

The Scrip CSR Award builds on other recognition for the partnership in Tanzania. In 2009, Abbott was honored with an International Community Service Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) for the Tanzania initiative.  Abbott also received the Global Business Coalition (GBC) National Action Award, one of the most prominent international honors for
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