MAP INTERNATIONAL COMMEMORATES HISTORICAL MILESTONE BY DISTRIBUTING $2 MILLION IN MEDICINES IN LIBERIA

Brunswick-based Christian Health Organization Appeals for Support
ATLANTA (Summer of 2011) ± MAP International, the global Christian health organization (map.org), announced that it is celebrating a major milestone this summer by shipping enough medicines for 500,000 treatments to Liberia, valued at $2 million USD. The milestone being recognized is MAP¶s distribution of $4 billion USD in medicines and medical equipment since its founding in 1954. The medicines are sent to some of the world¶s least developed countries. For more than 20 years, MAP International has maintained its commitment to meeting the health needs of the people of Liberia. Since 1999, MAP has distributed $83.4 million USD in essential medicines and medical supplies to its partners on the ground in Liberia. In partnership with Christian Aid Ministries, the medicines will be distributed to 39 medical clinics in the counties of Nimba, Rivercess, Bassa, Montserrado, Margibi, Lofa, Grand Bassa, Bong, Gbarpolu and Cape Mount. The shipment will contain a wide assortment of medicines, including pain relievers, antibiotics, anti-fungals, vitamins and infant formula and medicines to address upper respiratory ailments, among others. The 20-foot container will leave MAP International¶s distribution center located in Brunswick, GA and arrive in Liberia by October. In recognition of this achievement and in anticipation of helping even more Liberians, MAP is encouraging Liberian-Americans to donate funds to the program. Funds raised will be used specifically to purchase low cost generic medicines as part of the Global Essential Medicines & Supplies program (GEMS). MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities. Recognized for its 99% efficiency rating, MAP responds to the needs of those it serves by providing medicines, preventing disease, and promoting health to create real hope and lasting change. "MAP International is excited to partner with the Liberian Diaspora to send millions of dollars worth of essential medicines there. Over the years, Liberia has found a special place in our heart as we have partnered with international and local NGOs, as well as critical access health facilities and short-term medical teams. We ask our friends who wish to join in our efforts in Liberia to donate to our campaign," says Michael Nyenhuis, President and Chief Executive of MAP International. ³The Government of Liberia is very pleased and excited to partner with MAP International on this important occasion. We will work with MAP International¶s leadership to help ensure a speedy and efficient process in the delivery of critical medicines to the various clinics throughout the Republic of Liberia. The Government of Liberia has agreed to provide resources and support to help celebrate this worthwhile effort,´ says Cynthia Blandford Nash, the Liberian Honorary Consul General in Atlanta.
Donate to MAP Int¶l online at www.map.org or by mail to MAP Int¶l, 4700 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525. CONTACT: Scott Walters, Chief Development Officer, (678) 756-1882 or swalters@map.org

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