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Abbott aid for China

Abbott has pledged a $1.5m humanitarian aid donation to support the relief efforts in China and Burma in the wake of natural disasters which have left thousands of people dead or homeless.

Abbott has pledged a $1.5m humanitarian aid donation to support the relief efforts in China and Burma in the wake of natural disasters which have left thousands of people dead or homeless.

Using its philanthropic division, the Abbott Fund, the company is planning to supply pharmaceutical and nutritional products badly needed by people caught up in the earthquake and the cyclone which struck in May 2008. Abbott will be working in partnership with several aid agencies to support the relief operations currently running to help survivors.

ìAbbott will continue to work with our key humanitarian aid partners to assess needs on the ground and provide support for ongoing relief efforts,î the company said.

The company is providing $1m of product donations and funding to help the Chinese province of Sichuan, the area worst hit by the earthquake and is coordinating its efforts with Heart to Heart International and Project Hope. Antibiotics and adult nutritional supplements will be distributed to hospitals.

Company employees based in China are also pledging their support for disaster relief efforts by turning over part of their salaries.

Abbott will give the remaining $500,000 worth of funding and product donations, through AmeriCares, CARE and Direct Relief International, to people in Burma still struggling to cope with devastating effects of cyclone Nargis.

22nd May 2008

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