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BD and Heart to Heart International Collaborate on Second Volunteer Service Trip to Help Improve Healthcare in Haiti
Date:5/21/2012

>Collaborating with the National Lab of Haiti to develop Standard Operating Procedures for medical laboratories and providing lab training to improve diagnostic practices and disease management
  • Constructing laboratories in two urban healthcare clinics and developing a "lab in a box" for auxiliary and mobile clinics in rural areas to increase access to quality care
  • Creating materials for and conducting healthcare worker and patient education on proper hygiene, nutrition and sexually transmitted diseases to help reduce the spread of disease
  • Replacing temporary patient facilities with permanent structures to improve care conditions.
  • "BD has joined us as a stakeholder in Haiti's future," said Andre T. Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Heart to Heart International. "We are thrilled that BD invests in global engagement activities like this for their employees, who are helping to advance our health-focused mission in Haiti, while pursuing BD's purpose as well."

    This is the seventh company-sponsored Volunteer Service Trip that BD employees have made to improve sustainable healthcare capacity in medically underserved regions.  BD's previous volunteer trips served regions of Ghana and Zambia in sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond the Volunteer Service Trip, BD and Heart to Heart have worked together since 2003, helping people in developing countries and disaster-ravaged areas, supplying and delivering specifically requested medical supplies to communities in greatest need. BD and its associates contribute money, products, talent and time to help people throughout the world treat disease and improve lives by raising health standards.

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    BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents.  The Company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world.  BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhanci
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