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CARE and HARTMANN drive better healthcare

HARTMANN will support specific CARE projects in emerging and developing countries

HARTMANN, a leading manufacturer of medical and hygiene products, and the international relief organization CARE will work together on healthcare projects over the coming three years. During this collaboration, HARTMANN will support specific CARE projects in emerging and developing countries such as Bolivia and Kenya. HARTMANN and CARE intend to improve access to healthcare and basic health services by building health centres, training health workers and raising awareness about hygiene and health.

During this period, HARTMANN will provide financial aid and employee volunteers to improve healthcare in selected countries. In the first year of cooperation, HARTMANN and CARE will work to improve access to health care services for indigenous people in Bolivia. Selected HARTMANN employees will be able to travel to the project area as volunteers and ambassadors of the HARTMANN brand. There are various opportunities to support CARE projects. The volunteers will help build health centres, provide patient care in health stations and use their expertise for training of local health workers.

"We believe it is our responsibility as a leader in the healthcare industry, to improve healthcare everywhere. We want to share our expertise across a broad range of healthcare services including hygiene and wound management. In CARE we have found a partner who goes further for health, just like HARTMANN," said Andreas Joehle, CEO of PAUL HARTMANN AG.

"By joining forces and relying on the longstanding experience of our employees on site and the competence of HARTMANN in the healthcare sector, we can achieve much for local people and improve the health systems in the project countries sustainably", so said Stefan Ewers, Board Member of CARE Germany-Luxemburg e.V.