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AstraZeneca honored by AmeriCares, HDMA

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PHOENIX — AmeriCares and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association on Monday awarded the annual Power of Partnership Award to AstraZeneca for the company’s commitment to increasing access to health care for people in need, both here at home and throughout the developing world, during HDMA’s Business Leadership Conference on Monday.

In the past year, AstraZeneca renewed its support for the only breast cancer treatment program for Cambodia’s impoverished communities, assembled more than 14,000 hygiene kits for disaster survivors and, for the second year in a row, donated $5 million in medicines for chronically ill Americans.

“AstraZeneca supports our global health programs on every level, from product donations and cash grants to hands-on employee involvement after major disasters,” AmeriCares president and CEO Curt Welling said. “We’re restoring health and saving lives every day because of great corporate partners like AstraZeneca.”

The Power of Partnership Award was created by AmeriCares and HDMA to recognize medical manufacturing and distribution organizations that have shown exceptional dedication to expanding access to medicines and health care for disadvantaged populations.

“HDMA is proud to collaborate with AmeriCares to honor a partnership that has truly made a difference in the lives of patients worldwide,” HDMA president and CEO John Gray added. “We congratulate the AstraZeneca team, whose outstanding humanitarian efforts reflect HDMA members’ shared commitment to delivering lifesaving medicines, products and services to those in need.”

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