AbbVie attains Global Citizen Award for disaster relief work
When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the small Asian nation last year, International Medical Corps immediately deployed ground units to assist with evacuation efforts and to provide medical care to the injured.
The global nonprofit organization worked quickly to coordinate Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) to hardest-hit areas. Used to extreme circumstances, its trained staffers operate with great precision, largely with the unstinting help of partners such as Abbvie, a health care innovator located in the Midwest.
“AbbVie’s extraordinary generosity and support have often been game changers for International Medical Corps, in allowing us to respond rapidly and effectively to crisis,” Nancy Aossey, president and CEO at International Medical Corps, said.
Aossey went on to say that Abbvie has “become one of our most trusted, go-to partners, whom we can rely on to support us in even the most difficult environments.”
Accepting the award, AbbVie’s Tracie Haas, vice president for corporate responsibility, brand and communications, expressed gratitude.
“It’s a privilege to support International Medical Corps’ mission: responding to disasters and helping ensure healthier communities in the future,” Haas, who also serves as president of the affiliated AbbVie Foundation, said. “International Medical Corps shares our belief that localized training and education are the key to sustainable programs -- and lead to the best results.”
AbbVie, headquartered in North Chicago, Illinois, works to fine-tune advanced therapies for world health problems by blending pharmaceutical science, entrepreneurial expertise and dedication.
Based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., International Medical Corps functions as a first responder to crises in over 70 nations worldwide.
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