Published on February 27, 2010 at 1:33 AM
Midlothian Laboratories, a division of Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: HITK), as part of its continuing humanitarian relief efforts, recently donated more than $3 million worth of essential vitamins and nutritional supplements to AmeriCares for people in the developing world living in extreme poverty and suffering from chronic malnutrition.
“About one-third of the world’s population lacks access to basic medicines. With the support of donors like Midlothian Laboratories we are helping many of them live longer, healthier lives”
The donation – which includes more than 30,000 bottles – is enough to provide more than 90,000 people with a 30-day supply of vitamins that improve health and nutrition and prevent anemia in new mothers. AmeriCares is distributing the vitamins to hospitals and health clinics in Malawi, Kenya, Vietnam, North Korea and Gaza for patients in critical need.
“As a healthcare organization it is our responsibility to contribute to the needs of the ill and less fortunate in any way we can” said President of Midlothian Laboratories Bryce Harvey. “AmeriCares is an outstanding organization and we feel fortunate to partner with them in their effort to provide disaster relief as well as to meet basic health care needs of the poverty stricken around the world.”
“About one-third of the world’s population lacks access to basic medicines. With the support of donors like Midlothian Laboratories we are helping many of them live longer, healthier lives,” said AmeriCares President & CEO Curt Welling.
SOURCE Midlothian Laboratories