Health Firms Donate USD66M to Haiti

An alliance of health companies has pledged to provide more than USD66 million worth of humanitarian assistance to Haiti earthquake victims.

The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations said the donations will include cash as well as in-kind supplies such as orthopedic equipment, clean water, hygiene kits, pediatric fluids and vaccines, The Associated Press reports. The alliance said it will also send experts to train Haiti’s biomedical technicians.

Members of the alliance include Switzerland-based eye care product manufacturer Alcon Laboratories, medical device maker Becton, Dickinson and Co., medical supplier Henry Schein, biotech company Agmen Inc., and drug makers GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co., Abbott Laboratories and Bristol-Myers Squibb, among others.

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