March 23, 2023
Americares has awarded $300,000 to Samaritan Health and Wellness in Cape Coral, Fla., to support the charitable clinic in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The funds will be used to help offset salary costs of health care providers at the clinic to ensure that low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients in southwest Florida continue to have access to health services.
February 15, 2023
Stamford, Conn. – Feb. 15, 2023 – Americares has provided more than $70 million in aid over the past year to meet the health needs of displaced families and survivors of the war in Ukraine. Americares response focuses on the delivery of medicine and medical supplies, providing generators and heating equipment, supporting safety and protection and expanding mental health support. The full response activities are detailed in Americares Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis One-Year Report published today.
February 07, 2023
Stamford, Conn. – Feb. 7, 2023 – Americares is deploying an emergency response team to respond to the devastating earthquakes that killed thousands of people across Turkey and Syria. The team, which will be headed to southern Turkey, is expected to deploy within 24 hours.
February 06, 2023
Stamford, Conn. – Feb. 6, 2023 – Americares is preparing to send medicine, relief supplies and emergency funding to restore health services for survivors of the devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria early Monday, killing more than 2,000 people and injuring thousands more, according to local officials.
January 10, 2023
Stamford, Conn. – Jan. 10, 2022 – Americares announced today the promotion of Dr. Julie Varughese to senior vice president of programs and chief medical officer. In her new role, Dr. Varughese oversees the organization’s health programs for people affected by poverty or disaster, including its work with the uninsured in the United States, its Emergency Response Team and its global distribution of more than $1 billion in medicine and medical supplies to an average of 85 countries annually.
December 14, 2022
Stamford, Conn. — Dec. 14, 2022 — Americares, the health-focused relief and development organization, has welcomed Diana Gutiérrez de Piñeres Botero as director of its Colombia program. In her new role, Gutiérrez de Piñeres Botero oversees the operation of Americares 10 primary care clinics in 10 departments. At the same time, she is responsible for implementing programs that meet the needs of the thousands of Venezuelans entering Colombia daily and spearheading initiatives that alleviate the strain placed on the Colombian health system.
December 06, 2022
Boston, Mass. – Dec. 6, 2022 – To help community health centers and clinics providing free or low-cost healthcare better manage care and protect patients from climate risks, the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE) in collaboration with Americares and with financial support from Biogen, has released a new Climate Resilience for Frontline Clinics toolkit. The resources for clinic patients, providers, and staff on extreme heat, wildfires, hurricanes, and floods were developed as part of a project launched last year by these organizations.
November 09, 2022
Stamford, Conn. – Nov. 9, 2022 – Americares relief workers are ready to deploy and respond to Tropical Storm Nicole, which is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane before it makes landfall in Florida late tonight or early tomorrow. An Americares emergency response team will be on the way to Fort Lauderdale as soon as the storm clears and it is safe to travel.
October 19, 2022
Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 19, 2022 – The Glazer family, owners of The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have generously donated $125,000 to support Americares response to Hurricane Ian.