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AmerisourceBergen Foundation awards $250K grant for Haiti medical distribution center


CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — The AmerisourceBergen Foundation has awarded $250,000 to Haiti’s largest nongovernment health care provider to build a new medical distribution center, the charity announced Monday. 


Haiti’s Partners in Health will build the new medical distribution center outside Port Au Prince, and it the center will serve as the cornerstone of PIH’s new logistics and supply chain system aimed at improving stock management at the 12 health facilities in Haiti’s Central Plateau and Artibonite Valley that PIH supports. 


“Like AmerisourceBergen, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation is dedicated to supporting efficient and safe access to pharmaceutical care around the globe,” said Gina Clark, EVP, president of AmerisourceBergen Foundation and chief marketing officer at AmerisourceBergen. “With the financial support from this grant, PIH’s plans for a new distribution facility will go a long way towards accomplishing this goal in Haiti. AmerisourceBergen will also support this cause with expertise from our associates who are some of the best in the world at getting medicines from manufacturers to the patients and providers who need them.”


Partners in Health distributes nearly $10 million worth of medicine, supplies and equipment to facilities in Haiti. The new distribution center will improve efficiency and reliability around procurement and distribution, and will be built to withstand hurricane-force winds. It will initially consist of a warehouse, office mezzanine and covered loading dock, and the warehouse will include a climate-controlled room for items that require refrigeration. 


“Helping build and sustain health systems in the countries we serve is central to our work, and this grant from AmerisourceBergen Foundation allows us to further that core mission,” said Dr. Gary Gottlieb, chief executive officer of Partners In Health. “With AmerisourceBergen Foundation’s support, we will be able to serve those most in need in Haiti more reliably, and we thank the Foundation for making this increased medical access possible.”


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