The American Association of University Women will host Tammy Allen, director of Asia and Eurasia programs at AmeriCares, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Waveny House, New Canaan.

Allen, of New Canaan, will provide an overall presentation about AmeriCares, a global health and disaster relief organization headquartered in Stamford. Since its founding in 1982, AmeriCares has delivered more than $11 billion of humanitarian aid to resource-constrained communities in the United States and around the world.

AmeriCares provides relief to disaster survivors and also offers long-term support to patients, practitioners and health care institutions. The delivery of medical aid is often coupled with technical assistance, direct patient services and project management.

AmeriCares has developed mobile medical clinics in India, and is operating clinics in Norwalk and will soon open a facility in Stamford.

Allen has a master's degree from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.

For information, contact Valerie Connolly 203-258-2404 or Linda Avgerinos 203-966-8092 or visit

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