Indoor sporting facility and orphanage/medical center become a reality
ISELIN, New Jersey, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Ansell, a global leader in
protection solutions, announces that its industrial and medical
products have been delivered to Haiti in support of its community
rebuilding efforts. Working with Child in Hand, an organization
committed to providing integrated medical, psychosocial, and sports
programming to treat and train children and leaders in disaster
environments, Ansell and its partners have enabled the development of
important and medical and community infrastructure in support of the
"We are proud to have supported Child in Hand and its partners in this
work," states Robert Gaither, Ansell Senior Vice President and Regional
Director, North America. "Our products are used throughout the world,
across dozens of industries, but there is tremendous satisfaction in
knowing that the people of Haiti, still in the midst of recovery, are
benefitting from our support and engagement."
Indoor Sporting Facility
Child in Hand, USA Volleyball, Creative Tent International, the Haitian
Volleyball Federation (FHVB) and NORCECA (North, Central America and
Caribbean Volleyball Confederation) teamed up to create Haiti's third
indoor sporting facility, about 8 miles north of capital
Port-au-Prince. The facility was purposed to serve the community as a
Multi-Sport venue, primarily volleyball and basketball. Child in Hand
also needed this space to conduct group trainings in medical
first-response, psychological first-aid and sports instruction for
community leaders, orphanage caregivers, and children.
Creative Tent International donated an earthquake and hurricane
resistant 120' x 120' structure to overlay an existing cement pad. The
construction of the tent was made much easier by a generous donation of
HyFlex® work gloves. Ansell equipped Child in Hand and Creative Tent
International staff -- and more than 20 local Haitian workers -- with
strong and durable gloves, helping to make the three day tent
completion a more manageable and efficient success. The Ansell donation
enabled the completion of this important symbol of progress and hope
for the people of Haiti.
"Working with this group of Haitian workers was entertaining and
productive as their lively imaginations coupled with their ability to
learn quickly led to a surprising pace of accomplishment," said Richard
Garner, Child in Hand Project Director. "The Ansell gloves were
cherished as they allowed the people to handle small bolts and items
without removing their gloves, becoming a prized possession."
Orphanage and Clinic
The Be Like Brit orphanage is a 19,000 square foot structure built to US
standards to ensure maximum stability in the face of another
earthquake. The orphanage, built by the Gengel Family of Rutland, MA in
memory of their daughter Brittany who lost her life in the collapse of
the Montana Hotel during the earthquake of 12 January 2010, will house
66 orphans and numerous local staff with the aim of providing Haitian
children with the highest standards of educational and holistic care.
The Be Like Brit orphanage has donated space for Child in Hand to
establish a clinic boasting six rooms, including two exam rooms, a
laboratory, a nursery, a triage room and a storage area, filled with
hundreds of donated medical items, including an array of the Ansell
MICRO-TOUCH ® gloves. Be Like Brit's grand opening was held January 6,
"Ansell medical gloves made an immediate difference in providing the
necessary care to the children in the area," said Dr. Greg Ciottone,
Child in Hand Medical Director. "We are convinced that the recently
opened orphanage and medical clinic will increase the quality of life
for the community, and are delighted to have a partner in Ansell who
shares that commitment."
Ansell will continue to work with Child in Hand and other organizations
in support of these and other recovery and relief efforts.
Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety
protection solutions that enhance human well being.
With operations in North America, Latin America/Caribbean, EMEA and
Asia, Ansell employs more than 11,000 people worldwide and holds
leading positions in the personal protective equipment and medical
gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and well being category
worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical
Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Specialty Markets and Sexual Wellness.
Information on Ansell and its products can be found at http://www.ansell.com
SOURCE: Ansell Healthcare
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