Speakers-and-Panelists by pengtt


									                          Building Afghanistan’s Future:
        Promoting Women’s Freedom and Advancing their Economic Opportunity
                               March 30 – 31, 2011

                            SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS BIOS

                                    Melanne Verveer
           Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Office of the Secretary
                      Term of Appointment: April 6, 2009, to present

President Barack Obama appointed Melanne Verveer as Ambassador-at-Large for Global
Women’s Issues. The President’s decision to create a position of Ambassador-at-Large for
Global Women’s Issues is unprecedented, and reflects the elevated importance of these issues to
the President and his entire Administration. In her capacity as director of the Department of
State’s new office on Global Women’s Issues, Ambassador Verveer coordinates foreign policy
issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women around
the world. She mobilizes concrete support for women’s rights and political and economic
empowerment through initiatives and programs designed to increase women’s and girls’ access
to education and health care, to combat violence against women and girls in all its forms, and to
ensure that women's rights are fully integrated with human rights in the development of U.S.
foreign policy.

Ambassador Verveer most recently served as Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Voices Global
Partnership, an international nonprofit she co-founded. Vital Voices invests in emerging women
leaders and works to expand women’s roles in generating economic opportunity, promoting
political participation, and safeguarding human rights. Prior to her work with Vital Voices,
Ambassador Verveer served as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady in
the Clinton Administration and was chief assistant to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton in all her
wide-ranging international activities to advance women’s rights and further social development,
democracy and peace-building initiatives. She also led the effort to establish the President’s

Interagency Council on Women. Prior to her time in the White House, Ambassador Verveer
served in a number of leadership roles in public policy organizations and as legislative staff.

Ambassador Verveer has a B.A. and M.A. from Georgetown University. She is a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations, Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and numerous other

                              The Honorable Zalmay Khalizad
                President and Chief Executive Officer, Gryphon Capital Partners
                  Former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and United Nations

Zalmay Khalilzad is President of Gryphon Capital Partners, a consulting and investment firm
focused on the Middle East and Central Asia. From 2007 to 2009, Ambassador. Khalilzad
served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Prior to that, he served as
U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (2005-2007) and U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan (2003 to 2005).
He also served as U.S. Special Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan (2001 to 2003).

Ambassador. Khalilzad sits on the boards of the National Endowment for Democracy,
America Abroad Media, the RAND Corporation's Middle East Studies Center, the American
University of Iraq in Suleymania, and the American University of Afghanistan. He is also a
counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

He maintains close ties with high-level leadership throughout the Middle East and Central
Asia, and is regularly called upon to provide strategic advice to numerous heads of state. He
appears frequently on US and foreign media outlets to share his foreign policy expertise.
Ambassador. Khalilzad earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the American University of
Beirut, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
                                         Asila Wardak
             Director General of Human Rights and International Women’s Affairs
                        in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan

Ms. Asila is a human and women’s rights activist from Afghanistan and helped found the Afghan
Women’s network (AWN) in 1996. She currently serves as director general of Human Rights
and International Women’s Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan.

She worked previously as a safeguard/social development specialist for the World Bank and
before that with organizations such as UNDP, UNAMA, CARE and the Canada Fund where she
served many Afghan women during the Taliban regime. There she provided aid assistance and
executed training and capacity building programs for women and in a very challenging
environment for women’s rights.

She has also carried out several consulting engagements with different UN Organizations, York
University, Afghanistan Liber and Fredric Ebert Steffting and many more International NGOs on
issues such as gender, transitional justice, community mobilization, women’s leadership and
project supervision. Ms. Asila holds a masters degree in Agriculture.

Ms. Asila is committed to protecting human and women’s rights as well as civil society
empowerment. She was a female delegate and active participant in the Bonn conference,
Emergency Loya Jirga, Constitutions Loya Jirga, Afghan – Pak Peace Jirga and Peace
Consultative Jirga where she raised women’s voices. She lost her father in a 2002 Jirga, but has
not stopped her activism.

Ms. Asila was one of the female candidates from Wardak province in Afghanistan’s
preliminary elections in 2005.

                                   President Hamid Karzai
                           President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai was born December 24, 1957, in the village of Karz, near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
His grandfather, Khair Mohammad Khan, had served during Afghanistan’s war of independence
and as the Deputy Speaker of the Senate. His father, Abdul Ahad Karzai, was a tribal (Popalzai)
elder and a significant national political figure, who served as the Deputy of the Parliament
during the 1960’s. Abdul Karzai moved, along with his family, to Kabul when he entered the

Hamid Karzai studied at Mahmood Hotaki Elementary School, Sayed Jamaluddin Afghani
School, and Habibia High School. After graduating from high school, he traveled to India as an
exchange student in 1976, and was accepted to study for his master’s degree in international
relations and political science from Simla University. He obtained his master’s degree in 1983,
shortly after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (which began in 1979).

Hamid Karzai then traveled to Pakistan to join with the Mujahideen fighters resisting the Soviet
occupation of his homeland. In 1985, he traveled to Lille, France, to attend a three-month
journalism course. When he returned to Peshawar, Pakistan, he served as the Director of
Information and later as the Deputy Director of the Political Office of the National Rescue Front
led by Professor Sebghatullah Mujadidi. After the formation of the Mujahideen transitional
government in 1989, he was appointed Director of the Foreign Relations Unit in the Office of the
President of the Interim Government.

When the Mujahideen Government was established in Kabul in 1992, Hamid Karzai was
appointed Deputy Foreign Minister. Two years later, when the civil war between the various
Mujahideen groups began, he resigned his public position and began to work actively for the
organization of a national Loya Jirga (Grand Council). A deeply religious man, he believed that
only through a Loya Jirga could Afghanistan’s difficulties be overcome, and the differences
between the competing parties resolved peacefully. This belief was borne out by the Emergency
Loya Jirga of 2002 and the Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2003 / 2004.

In August 2000, Abdul Karzai, who had taken up residence in Quetta, Pakistan, while he
continued to encourage his countrymen to resist to the Taliban, was assassinated by the Taliban
and their foreign supporters. The commitment of the Karzai family, and of Hamid in particular,
to ridding Afghanistan of this foreign menace was not shaken by this tragedy, and he continued
to agitate passionately against the Taliban.
Hamid Karzai returned to Uruzgan Province in October, 2001, with three friends, and together
they worked to coordinate local efforts to rid Afghanistan of the Taliban and their supporters. On
December 5, 2001, while he was still in Afghanistan leading these efforts, he was elected
chairman of the Interim Administration of Afghanistan by participants at the U.N.-sponsored
BonnConference. He, along with the appointed cabinet, took his oath of office on December 22
of that year.

His role as leader of the country was confirmed by members of the Emergency Loya Jirga when
he was elected as the President of the Transitional Government on June 13, 2002. During
Afghanistan’s first presidential election, on October 9, 2004, Hamid Karzai won 55.4 percent of
the votes, defeating his nearest competitor by more than 3 million votes, and was elected to a
five-year term as President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He took his oath of
allegiance at Salam Khana Palace on December 7, 2004, in the presence of dignitaries and
officials from around the world.

Hamid Karzai has been awarded many honors, among them a knighthood from Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth (2003), the Philadelphia Liberty Medal (2004), and the Die Quadriga Award

In 1999, he married Dr. Zeenat Quraishi, a gynecologist. He has six brothers and one sister. He
speaks Pashtu, Dari, Urdu and English fluently, and enjoys riding horses and studying

                            The Honorable Stephen J. Hadley
                Senior Advisor for International Affairs, U.S. Institute of Peace
                Former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush

Stephen Hadley served as the National Security Advisor from 2005 to 2009 to President George
W. Bush. From 2001 to 2005, Hadley served as Deputy National Security Advisor. In addition to
covering the full range of national security issues, he had special responsibilities for helping
manage the China/Taiwan relationship, developing a strategic relationship with India, and
conducting a strategic dialogue with Russia.

From 1993 to 2001, Hadley was both a principal in The Scowcroft Group (a strategic consulting
firm headed by former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft), and a partner in the
Washington D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner (now part of Goodwin Proctor). In his consulting
practice, he represented U.S. corporate clients seeking to invest and do business overseas,
including in China, the U.A.E., and Western and Eastern Europe. At Shea & Gardner, he
represented corporate clients in transactional and international matters, including issues
involving sanctions, export controls, and foreign investment in U. S. national security
companies. From 1989 to 1993, Hadley served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for
International Security Policy for President George H. W. Bush, and from 1974 to 1977 he served
on the National Security Council staff of President Gerald R. Ford.

Hadley has served on a number of corporate and advisory boards, including the Department of
Defense Policy Board, the National Security Advisory Panel to the Director of Central
Intelligence, the Board of Directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and as a trustee of the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Hadley graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University in 1969. In
1972, he received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was note and comment editor
for the Yale Law Journal. In addition to his work with The RiceHadley Group, Hadley is
currently Senior Adviser for International Affairs at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
                               The Honorable Robert B. Zoellick
                                 11th President of World Bank

On July 1, 2007, Robert B. Zoellick became the 11th President of the World Bank Group, which
works with 185 member countries.

Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Zoellick served as Vice Chairman, International of the Goldman
Sachs Group, Managing Director, and Chairman of Goldman Sachs' Board of International
Advisors from 2006-07.

In 2005-06, Mr. Zoellick served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. State Department. He was
the Department's Chief Operating Officer and policy alternate for the Secretary of State, in
addition to having lead policy responsibility in a number of areas.

From 2001 to January 2005, Mr. Zoellick served in the U.S. cabinet as the 13th U.S. Trade
Representative. He forged an activist approach to free trade at the global, regional, and bilateral
levels, while securing support for open markets with the U.S. Congress and a broad coalition of
domestic constituencies. He worked with Ministers from nearly 150 economies to launch the
Doha Development Agenda in the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 and then to
complete the framework accord for opening markets in 2004. Zoellick was instrumental in
completing the accession of China and Chinese Taipei to the WTO. He also completed or
substantially advanced the accessions to the WTO of Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Viet Nam,
Russia, and others.

Zoellick enacted or completed FTAs with Jordan, Chile, Singapore, Morocco, Bahrain, the five
countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic, and Australia, quintupling the
number of countries with which the U.S. has FTAs. He also launched FTAs later completed with
Peru, Colombia, and Panama, and enacted a Basic Trade Agreement with Viet Nam. Zoellick
worked closely with the U.S. Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority, as well as
preferential trade arrangements with Africa, the Andean countries, Caribbean states, and all
developing economies.

From 1985 to 1993, Mr. Zoellick served with Secretary James A. Baker, III at the Treasury
Department (from Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Policy to Counselor to
the Secretary); State Department (Undersecretary of State for Economic and Agricultural Affairs
as well as Counselor of the Department with Undersecretary rank); and briefly Deputy Chief of
Staff at the White House and Assistant to the President. Zoellick was the lead U.S. official in the
"Two-plus-Four" process of German unification in 1989-90. He was the "Sherpa" to the
President for the preparation of the Economic Summits in 1991-92.

Mr. Zoellick graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College in 1975. He earned a J.D.
magna cum laude from the Harvard Law School and a MPP from the Kennedy School of
Government in 1981. He lived in Hong Kong on a fellowship in 1980.

Zoellick received a number of awards, including: the Knight Commanders Cross from Germany
for his work on unification; the Alexander Hamilton and Distinguished Service Awards, the
highest honors of the Departments of Treasury and State, respectively; the Department of
Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service; and a Doctorate of Humane Letters from St.
Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana.

Mr. Zoellick has also served on many non-profit boards, among them the Council on Foreign
Relations, the European Institute, the American Council on Germany, the American Institute of
Contemporary German Studies, the German Marshall Fund of the U.S., the National Bureau of
Asian Research, the Overseas Development Council, and the Advisory Councils of the World
Wildlife Fund and the Institute of International Economics.

Mr. Zoellick grew up in Naperville, Illinois.
Panel I: Fostering Entrepreneurship: Developing Small and Medium Enterprises

                                      Dr. Rahela Kaveer
                  Director of the Afghan Women Empowerment Organization
                          Graduate, Peace Through Business Program

Dr. Rahela Kaveer is founder of the Afghan Women Empowering Organization. A former
UNICEF worker, Dr. Kaveer empowers women in rural areas of Afghanistan through education
and agricultural training. Dr. Kaveer’s goals include offering women alternatives to working in
poppy fields.

She graduated from IEEW’s PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program in 2010 and returned to
Afghanistan to expand her network and help more women become self-sufficient.

Dr. Kaveer took a big risk early in life when her country was still under Taliban control. She left
her home and traveled to another province to help re-establish a collapsed health system.

Dr. Kaveer is married with four children and lives in Kabul.

                                      Dr. Terry Neese
     Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women
                           and Peace Through Business Program

Dr. Terry Neese is a serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of the Institute for Economic
Empowerment of Women. IEEW offers domestic and international training to women business
owners. The Institute’s PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program educates and empowers
women in developing countries, including Afghanistan and Rwanda. The domestic training is

centered on public policy advocacy education: “If you run a business and you’re not involved in
politics; then politics will run your business.”

Dr. Neese is a member of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, founder of Terry Neese Personnel
Services, past national president of the National Association of Women Business Owners
(NAWBO), and co-founder of Women Impacting Public Policy.

She is also a pilot, member of the Ninety-Nines, married to Earl Neese, has a daughter, and two


PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS is a training program designed to provide long-term business
education to women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda. Through our private partners,
government agencies, and Institute staff, we provide a business education program in three
phases: 1) In-Country Education, 2) Leadership Development, which includes Mentorship, an
International Women’s Economic Summit, and Graduation, as well as 3) Pay it Forward.

1) In-Country Education
February 1, – March 31, 2011 in Rwanda and Afghanistan
Basic business education will be taught over a period of eight weeks to 30 women in Rwanda
and 30 women in Afghanistan. The coursework will culminate with the completion of an in-
depth business plan. At the conclusion of the In-Country Education, each of the participants will
be invited to apply for Leadership Development. Attendees will be selected based on the
performance of their work in class, the evaluation of their business, and their potential to Pay
Forward their education.

2) Leadership Development
July 11 - 15, 2011 in Dallas, TX
Selected students travel to the United States for a weeklong high-level business training
combined with leadership skills. Training builds upon itself, culminating in a written
understanding of the obstacles standing in the students’ paths to success, as well as the students’
commitment for overcoming them.

July 16 – 23, 2011 Nationwide
Our students will be matched with an American woman business owner. they will live/work with
that woman for a total of seven days. The purpose is to take all of the information the
participants have learned and apply it in real-life scenarios. A secondary purpose is to develop a
network of women who may become long-term mentors and potential business contemporaries
and allies. It is our hope that both student and mentor will mutually benefit and that the
relationship will continue long after the commitment to PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS is

It’s important to receive the formal business education and engage in high-level discussions, but
implementing all of that information to real life scenarios is sometimes tricky. Managing the
work/life balance while building a business is an art – and you have the opportunity to assist
these young women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda to grow their business and
build their country.

International Women’s Economic Summit
July 25 – 26, 2011 in Washington, DC
A two-day conference focusing on the strength and contribution of women
entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda, the obstacles they face and free-economy solutions to
peace.. Please check here later for the most current registration information.

July 26, 2011 in Washington, DC
The 2011 Graduation/Gala is an evening to honor and celebrate our students’ success.

3) Pay it Forward
The sustainability of this program rests in the desire and ability of each participant to pay
forward her education to other women in her country. We will assist each participant with
fulfilling this phase through various educational programs established in each country.

                                        Mina Sherzoy
                               Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
                  and Founder, Afghanistan World Wide Shopping Online Mall

Mina Sherzoy is a Manager with Deloitte Consulting LLP who has dedicated her life and work to
supporting women in the economy of her native country, Afghanistan. From 2003 to 2005, she
served as an advisor on gender issues to Afghanistan’s Minister of Commerce (MoC) as the
Director of Women Entrepreneurship Development (WED) at the MoC. Under Ms. Sherzoy’s
supervision, the WED began providing basic business skills to women, including training on
how to invest in and manage their own businesses. In 2003, Ms. Sherzoy established the first in
history, Afghan Women Business Association, which is committeed to educating Afghan women
on business, exhibition, design, and management. Ms. Sherzoy’s efforts empowered women to
tackle everyday challenges and enabled them to take on roles to contribute to the economic and
social development of Afghanistan. Through her work, she created programs to allow Afghan
women to flourish and advance, in and outside the home.

Afghanistan World Wide Shopping Online Mall

In 2003, Mina Sherzoy founded the Afghanistan World Wide Shopping Online Mall
(SWWSOM), a design firm and online site to sell handicrafts made by Afghan women.

                 Panel II: Corporate Investments: Creating Sustainability

                                      Fatema Akbari
                             Owner of Gulistan Sadaqat Company
                              Graduate, 10,000 Women Project

Fatema Akbari is the owner of Gulistan Sadaqat Company, a furniture manufacturing business in
Kabul and Daikundi provinces. Founded in 2003, the business employs 90 Afghans, mostly
women Fatema has trained as carpenters. In 2009, Fatema enrolled in the Goldman Sachs
10,000 Women program to gain new business and management skills. She has since
substantially increased her annual income and was even able to fund the launch of her daughter’s
footwear company. Fatema is passionate about helping women gain employment and secure
their lives, and started an NGO in 2004 which teaches women how to make jams and handicrafts
and how to tailor and weave. The NGO, Women Affairs Council, also educates women and
men about human rights. Fatema has trained 5,610 men and women across Afghanistan.

                                    Shahla Akbari
               Owner, Afghan Women Initiative Shoe Manufacturing Company
                            Graduate, 10,000 Women Project

Shahla Akbari is the owner the Afghan Women Initiative Shoe Manufacturing Company in
Kabul, and a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program. Shahla, 23, started her
business one year ago with a $2,000 loan from her mother – a successful entrepreneur and
10,000 Women graduate herself. In just one year, Shahla has grown her company to employ 20
people, including 14 women, in two workshops. Using high-quality Afghan leather and local
labor, hers is currently one of the only non-imported shoe brands in Afghanistan. Shahla
enrolled in 10,000 Women to further develop her business and hopes to follow in her mother’s
footsteps to help develop a new generation of women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan.
                                      Dina Habib Powell
                             President, Goldman Sachs Foundation
                             Global Head of Corporate Engagement
                                    Partner, Goldman Sachs

Dina serves as president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and global head of Corporate
Engagement. She joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2007 and was named partner
in 2010.

The Foundation supports strategic programs that include 10,000 Women, a five-year initiative to
offer a business and management education to women entrepreneurs around the world and
10,000 Small Businesses, an effort providing underserved small business owners in the United
States with access to capital, business education, and mentors and networks.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Dina served as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and
Cultural Affairs and as Deputy Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.
Prior to being confirmed as Assistant Secretary, she served as Assistant to the President for
Presidential Personnel in the White House.

10,000 Women Initiative

10,000 Women is a five-year investment by Goldman Sachs to provide 10,000 underserved
women around the world with a business and management education.
10,000 Women operates through a network of more than 70 academic and non-profit partners to
develop locally relevant coursework for students and to improve the quality and capacity of
business education.

Investing in women is one of the most effective ways to reduce inequality and facilitate inclusive
economic growth. Investing in education for women has a significant multiplier effect, leading to
more productive workers, healthier and better-educated families, and ultimately to more
prosperous communities.

Through our 10,000 Women initiative, women entrepreneurs receive a customized business
education from local universities across a range of disciplines, including:
Marketing, Strategic planning, Accounting, Accessing capital, Market research, e-commerce,
Business plan writing.

These pragmatic, short-term programs help to open doors for women who would not otherwise
have access to a business education. Students are offered mentoring and post-graduation support
by partner institutions, local businesses and the people of Goldman Sachs.
The initiative is designed to foster greater shared economic growth and is based on research
which found that investing in girls and women yields significant economic growth.

The funding for the 10,000 Women initiative is provided through The Goldman Sachs

                                         Johanna Saum
                        Director of Public Relations, kate spade new york

Johanna Saum is the director of public relations for kate spade new york, a global lifestyle brand
which is owned by Liz Claiborne Inc. In this role, she oversees all editorial media outreach,
events and works on special projects for the brand.

Johanna has played an integral role in fostering kate spade new york’s partnership with Women
for Women International and in creating a new formula for how American companies can
participate in charity work. She had the opportunity to travel to Kabul in August 2010, where
she and some of her colleagues from kate spade new york met with local artisans, sourced raw
materials and held a press conference at the U.S. Embassy to announce kate spade new york’s
goals of employing hundreds of Afghan women through their partnership with Women for
Women International. She plans to be part of another team from kate spade new york to return
to Afghanistan this spring for the next stage of this initiative. Johanna lives in New York City
with her fiancé.

                                        Jeff Richardson
                       Vice President, Global Health Access, Abbott Fund

Jeff Richardson, vice president of the Abbott Fund, oversees its Global Health Access program
throughout the developing world. Global Health Access grants target maternal child health,
nutrition, HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical disease programs. One of Abbott Fund’s key
maternal child health grantees is the Afghan Institute for Learning, which is partnering with
Direct Relief international.

In 2000, Jeff created and then implemented and oversaw Abbott’s Global AIDS Care program
that has supported more than 1.6 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world
with grants of more than $220 million to date. He previously served as a managing director in
Burson-Marsteller’s U.S. health care practice. Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, Jeff was the
executive director of GMHC, the largest U.S. AIDS service organization. He served under
Governor Evan Bayh as Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and
Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Human Services.

Jeff has been an adjunct professor at Indiana University and the City University of New York
and currently teaches as a guest lecturer at Northwestern University on global health issues. Jeff
started his professional career at Eli Lilly & Company. He received three degrees from Indiana
University: a B.A. in 1973 from Arts and Sciences, a J.D. from the Maurer School of Law in
1977, and a M.P .A. in Public Administration from the School of Public and Environmental

Abbott Fund

Abbott Fund invests in creative ideas that promote science, expand access to health care, and
strengthen communities worldwide. In partnership with others, they strive to make a lasting
impact on people’s lives and encourage others to action.

Established in 1951 Abbott Fund is a private 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in the state of
Illinois and is funded solely by Abbott, a global broad-based health care company. Their
approach is to support programs that are results-driven and make a lasting impact on people’s
lives. They support and partner with a broad range of organizations, including community-based
charities, academic institutions, medical and health professional associations, international relief
agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Many of these programs are helping create solutions to
address the global health needs shaping our world today. Where appropriate, these programs are
also able to benefit from Abbott’s health and technical expertise, leadership, and products.
Major areas of program funding include:

      Global AIDS Care
      Access to Health Care
      Science
      Community

In 2005, Abbott Fund provided $29 million in grant support to programs that have reached
thousands of people around the world.


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