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Midmark and Direct Relief Celebrate Milestones


Midmark Corporation and Direct Relief today announced two milestones in equipment donations. By partnering in a long-term donation program, the organizations have donated more than 3,000 sterilizers and 6,000 exam tables to more than 71 medical facilities in 35 countries. Assistance programs offered by Direct Relief are tailored to each local partner’s needs and provide healthcare services to people in rural areas where significant health challenges exist. The partnership between Midmark and Direct Relief, which began more than 10 years ago, was created to build the capacity of local healthcare facilities in underserved areas worldwide. Through product promotions, Midmark continues to donate equipment needed for these underserved areas.

“Midmark’s donation programs are remarkable because they are the most consistent equipment donation programs in Direct Relief’s history,” said Anthoula Randopoulos, vice president of philanthropic investment at Direct Relief. “The programs are also some of our most sustainable, as they ensure a reliable, ongoing supply of medical equipment. It is one of our most scalable and effective partnerships.”

Hospitals, clinics and healthcare centers worldwide have requested needed sterilizers, exam tables and diagnostic equipment to address critical health needs. In the past year, Direct Relief has responded by donating Midmark equipment to facilities in countries including Ghana, Haiti, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Cuba.

“It is truly humbling to partner with Direct Relief in their work to bring much needed medical equipment to people throughout the world,” said Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar, Midmark’s president and CEO. “Direct Relief does more than just provide aid to those in need. They work with local healthcare providers to ensure aid donations are matched to the needs of each community.”

Midmark Corporation brings efficient patient care to millions of people each day in the human and animal healthcare industries around the world. The most trusted name in medical, dental and veterinary healthcare equipment solutions, Midmark is committed to providing innovative products and services for the healthcare professional, integrating value-added technology into everything it does. With over 1,300 teammates worldwide, Midmark is dedicated to making a positive difference in the practice of healthcare. Headquartered in Versailles, Ohio, Midmark Corporation maintains four subsidiaries in the United States. To support international healthcare markets, it holds subsidiaries in France and India. For more information about Midmark, visit the company’s Web site at www.midmark.com.

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