AmeriCares India recently partnered with Karunya Trust to provide health screenings, medicines and other aid to vulnerable women and girls. The groups set up temporary health clinics to reach a severely underserved community on the outskirts of Mumbai.
“Most of our patients in this community live a hand to mouth existence. They are so poor that they do not seek medical help due to the fear of losing their daily wages,” said Dr. Purvish Parikh, Vice President of AmeriCares and Managing Director of AmeriCares India Foundation. “Providing medical care close to home is practically the only way the women and children in this community can receive treatment for their illnesses and injuries.”
Save the Children is distributing relief supplies to families caught up in the wave of hostilities in southern Kyrgyzstan.
Save the Children yesterday provided hygiene kits and bulk supplies to 400 families — some barricaded in their neighborhoods and others living in temporary shelters — in the city of Osh. Today the organization plans to reach another 300 families and expects additional supplies to arrive overland from Tajikistan.
Long Island’s Southhampton Hospital announced that Jenny and John Paulson pledged a $5 million donation to fund a new emergency department. The gift, which will come from funds in the Paulson Family Foundation, is the largest such gift in the history of the hospital. The donation will allow the hospital to significantly increase the number of beds and other space which the emergency room now has, bringing much improved service to residents and visitors to the southern fork of Long Island.
The emergency department will be named for the philanthropic couple and is scheduled to be finished in May, 2010. The Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department will include a centralized trauma nurses’ station and a triage area. There will also be a larger diagnostic and treatment area, plus a “fast track” area for illnesses or injuries of a less acute nature. There will also be added more patient and trauma rooms.
“As Southampton residents, we have all benefited from the services of the hospital. We are lucky to have such a talented and dedicated team of doctors and caregivers to attend to our emergency needs,” remarked John Paulson.
“Southampton Hospital is essential to all of us living in the East End and we are honored to be part of its quest for excellence.” John Paulson is the founder and chairman of the hedge fund Paulson & Company, Inc.
The New York University Stern School of Business announced that John Paulson, the founder and chairman of hedge fund Paulson & Company pledged a gift of $20 million to his alma mater. The gift is earmarked to endow to chairs; the Alan Greenspan Chair in Economics; and the John A. Paulson Professor of Finance and Alternative Investments. The money will also be used to help fund NYU’s Concourse Project, which is a major undertaking to renovate major facilities at NYU; and will also help fund scholarships for undergraduates at the university.
“We are extremely grateful for John’s support,” said Thomas F. Cooley, dean of NYU Stern. “His generous gift will not only further strengthen Stern’s research capability, particularly in the areas of finance and economics, and provide scholarships for undergraduate business students, but it will also help us provide our students with a modernized learning environment that matches the high quality educational experience we deliver.”
John Paulson graduated from NYU College of Business and Public Administration in 1978, before it was known at NYU Stern, summa cum laude, and was the class valedictorian. Today Paulson is a member of the school’s Board of Overseers, and said this about his donation:
“NYU Stern, like other universities, faces financial pressures in the current environment and relies on the support of its alumni. I am grateful for the education I received at Stern. My hope is that this gift will advance the School’s mission as a global leader in business education and economic research as well as provide scholarships to gifted students with financial needs.”