Sanofi-aventis provides Humanitarian Aid for South-East Asia
Paris, France
January 03, 2005

Jean-François DEHECQ, Chairman and CEO of Sanofi-aventis, is currently accompanying Philippe DOUSTE-BLAZY, French Minister for Humanitarian aid, Health and the Family in his mission to Colombo, Sri-Lanka, to provide six tons of Sanofi-aventis medicines, consisting of 70,000 packs of antibiotics, anti-diarrhea medicines and antibacterial treatments.

Within the framework of a humanitarian initiative, each Sanofi-aventis site in France is adopting one of the villages destroyed during the terrible tsunami which recently swept through South-East Asia, and is planning a long-term twinning relationship with them. 

The group has decided to donate a million euros to institutions and associations which are active in the area. 

• A first installment of 300,000 euros was given to the French Red Cross on December 30, 2004.

• A second installment of 100,000 euros is to be given today to the Association du Père Ceyrac, which is working in the Tamil Nadu region in southern India where the tsunami struck with full force.