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EcoHealth Alliance Is a Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity for the Seventh Straight Year

NEW YORK – August 1, 2018 – EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization working at the intersection of animal, environmental, and human health on a global scale, has received its seventh straight 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized third-party evaluator of charities. The 4-star rating, Charity Navigator’s highest, denotes strong financial health and a commitment to accountability to transparency.

"We’re delighted to receive yet another perfect score from Charity Navigator," EcoHealth Alliance President Dr. Peter Daszak said. "Transparency is central to our mission of pandemic prevention. With Charity Navigator’s acknowledgment, our funders and donors can be assured that their financial contributions are being used efficiently and effectively."

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices, as well as measures of openness to its ratings and methodology. The Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

"Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that EcoHealth Alliance exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their area of work," Charity Navigator President & CEO Michael Thatcher said. "Only 5 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that EcoHealth Alliance outperforms most other charities in America."

EcoHealth Alliance’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on charitynavigator.org.

About EcoHealth Alliance
Building on over 45 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife, environmental, and public health from the emergence of disease. Approximately 60 percent of emerging infectious diseases like Ebola, HIV, Zika, SARS, MERS, and West Nile virus have all originated in animals before spilling over to human populations. Using environmental and health data covering the past 60 years, EcoHealth Alliance scientists created the first-ever global disease hotspots map that identified at-risk regions to determine where research and field work are needed to help predict and prevent the next pandemic crisis. That work is the foundation of EcoHealth Alliance's rigorous, science-based approach working in more than 30 countries worldwide. EcoHealth Alliance's strength is founded on innovations in research, training, global partnerships, capacity building, and policy initiatives.
Press contact: Anthony Ramos, (212) 380-4469 or ramos@ecohealthalliance.org

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