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UPDATE -- Partners in Health and Hope, Help and Rebuild Haiti (HHRH) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell


ADVISORY, Sept. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


Partners in Health and Urban Zen's Hope, Help and Rebuild Haiti will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square. The two organizations will be hosting a special invitation-only event tomorrow night, to celebrate the sixth printing of Haiti After the Earthquake, the respected book authored by United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti Dr. Paul Farmer. The event will also benefit the completion on construction of Partners in Health's Mirebalais Hospital in Haiti, which will contain 320 beds, serve an estimated 450 to 500 patients per day, and help train Haiti's next generation of doctors, nurses and medical workers.

In honor of the occasion, Loune Viaud, Director of Operations for Partners in Health in Haiti, will ring the opening bell.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET     


Cindy Tanenbaum

(917) 538-1259

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C20, downlink frequency 4100 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Knapp at (212) 401-8916.

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About Hope, Help and Rebuild Haiti:

Hope, Help and Rebuild Haiti (HHRH) is the next evolution of the work that was started by Donna Karan and her Urban Zen Foundation immediately after the January 2010 earthquake with music executive Andre Harrell, the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, and André Balazs and the Standard as an initiative of Urban Zen aimed at galvanizing a community in response to Haiti's immediate need to rebuild. HHRH's mission is to create a conscious community of leaders in music, fashion, film, finance and art to become agents of change for the renewal of Haiti. For more information, please visit the site, at

About Partners in Health:

Partners In Health (PIH) is an organization dedicated to providing comprehensive health care to disadvantaged populations in twelve countries around the world, including MDR-TB care in Haiti, Peru, Russia, Kazakhstan, Rwanda, Malawi and Lesotho. More info at

The PIH vision: whatever it takes. At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When a person in Peru, or Siberia, or rural Haiti falls ill, PIH uses all of the means at our disposal to make them well—from pressuring drug manufacturers, to lobbying policy makers, to providing medical care and social services. Whatever it takes. Just as we would do if a member of our own family—or we ourselves—were ill.


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