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Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 9, 2015
Humanitarian aid, valued at more than $1.3 million, was delivered to health facilities in Uzbekistan

Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, has delivered much needed medicines and medical supplies to facilities in Uzbekistan.

The humanitarian aid, valued at more than $1.3 million, was donated by global pharmaceutical and medical supply companies, including Covidien, Ethicon, Rouses Point Pharmaceuticals and SINAI Hospital. The donated goods include cardiovascular medicines and supplies needed to treat a range of illnesses.

“Project HOPE continues to work closely with Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health to address their most critical health needs. Thanks to HOPE’s corporate partners, we were able to secure crucial medicines for communities struggling with high health care costs. Uzbekistan Airways has played a key role in providing cargo space for this shipment and ensuring its safe delivery to the country,” said Abdunabi Kuchimov, Country Director for Project HOPE, an independent, non-profit organization.

Project HOPE has coordinated the delivery of more than $101 million USD in donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to Uzbekistan since its independence in 1991.

About Project HOPE

Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, and conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 30 countries.  Visit our website, www.projecthope.org and follow us on Twitter @projecthopeorg.

Media Contact

Uzbekistan:  Abdunabi Kuchimov   Tel: +998 71 237 1634/35   Email: akuchimov@projecthope.org

United States: Geraldine Carroll    Tel:  (540) 257-3746  Email:  gcarroll@projecthope.org

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