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AmerisourceBergen and Alliance Healthcare - March 7, 2022

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AmerisourceBergen and Alliance Healthcare - March 7, 2022

 

An Alliance Healthcare spokesperson said:

 

“Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people whose resilience and fortitude is truly remarkable and inspirational to us all.  As the conflict in Ukraine continues, our priority has been – and will remain – to put the health of all team members and patients first.

 

Across all businesses within AmerisourceBergen, our team members are working with governments, associations and partners across Europe to understand and respond to the needs identified by Ukrainian authorities and humanitarian organisations, such as the World Health Organisation.

 

The safety and wellbeing of our eleven Word Courier colleagues in Ukraine is a priority and we provide all necessary support to them. They will remain in our thoughts in the days and weeks ahead.  

 

In alignment with AmerisourceBergen Foundation’s mission a commitment of $100,000 in grant donations have been deployed to support organizations on the ground in Ukraine to provide care and relief to those impacted by this conflict, including Direct Relief to support their emergency response in and around Ukraine.

 

The Foundation is also matching employee donations on a 2:1 basis to Direct Relief, International Committee of the Red Cross and the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund at GlobalGiving. i.e. for every Euro donated by a colleague, the Foundation will donate two. The AB Foundation is committed to support relief efforts surrounding the Ukraine crisis over the long term. This donation is an initial step in these efforts.

 

Other support from our country businesses include:

 

  • > Romania has initiated projects with Save the Children including providing support for mother and children refugees and a donation of infant formula and baby food along with giving 15,000 euros to hospitals in Ukraine on Romanian border and a further 15,000 euros to assist Ukrainian refugees in Romania.
  • > Alloga in the Czech Republic is working with the Ministry of Health and providing vital logistical expertise transporting medical products to the Ukraine.
  • > In Lithuania, the team have already worked with the Government to supply vital medicines to Ukraine; and after collaboration with the Lithuanian Ministry of Health and a third party organisation, it is now supplying vital medicines directly to the Lviv Children’s hospital in Ukraine.
  • > Norway is making a significant financial donation of over 450,000 NOK ($50,000) to the Red Cross.
  • > In Turkey as part of the company’s membership of the American Chamber of Commerce, our team is investigating how it can support with both humanitarian and medical requirements.  
  • > Even in markets further away in geographical terms, colleagues, Alphega member pharmacies and partners are collaborating to plan additional support including further product donations.  
  • > We take our responsibility to protect the international supply chain, serve our customers and patients, and make timely decisions seriously. As a business we remain 100% committed to ensuring continued supply and access to medicines and essential healthcare products to the communities across our network.

 

A perspective from Steve Collis, CEO of AmerisourceBergen can be found at: (8) Finding Solace in Insecurity – Reflecting on the Invasion of Ukraine | LinkedIn