Abbott Supports Relief Efforts in the Philippines
Company and its Foundation, the Abbott Fund, Provide $450,000 in Grants and
Healthcare Products to Help People Affected by Super Typhoon
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 13, 2013
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its
philanthropic foundation the Abbott Fund are providing $450,000 in grants and
healthcare products to deliver immediate relief to the Philippines in the
aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The Abbott Fund is providing $350,000 in grants
to CARE, Direct Relief, and the Philippine Red Cross through the American Red
Cross. Abbott is donating up to $100,000 of critically needed products, such
as antibiotics, oral rehydration solutions and nutritionals, to longstanding
partners Direct Relief and AmeriCares.
"Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the devastation from Typhoon
Haiyan," said Katherine Pickus, vice president, Abbott Fund. "Abbott and the
Abbott Fund are providing this support to help advance immediate relief
efforts and address the growing health crisis among those impacted by the
As part of its commitment to responsible global citizenship, Abbott has a long
history of providing humanitarian relief around the world. Most recently,
Abbott and the Abbott Fund provided significant support for relief efforts in
Japan and Vietnam.
About Abbott and the Abbott Fund
Abbott has approximately 700 employees in the Philippines devoted to
distribution and marketing across all of its businesses. Abbott's main office
in the Philippines is located in Manila.
Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the
development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare.
With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical
devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves
people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.
Visit Abbott at www.abbott.com and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews.
The Abbott Fund is a philanthropic foundation established by Abbott in 1951.
The Abbott Fund's mission is to create healthier global communities by
investing in creative ideas that promote science, expand access to healthcare
and strengthen communities worldwide. For more information on the Abbott Fund,
Contact: Colin McBean, Abbott, +1-847-938-3083
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