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Inspiring Moms of May: Top Midwifery Graduate Saves Lives in Sierra Leone

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Moms matter. Throughout the month of May, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from the Makeni School of Midwifery in Sierra Leone.  Last April, Marie T. Sheriff graduated from the Makeni School of Midwifery in Sierra Leone. She graduated at the top of the class of 66 midwives who were all thrilled to […]

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Local Club Knits 1,000 Hats for Newborns Worldwide

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Coinciding with its one year anniversary, the Goleta Knitting and Crocheting Group donated its 1,000th hat for newborns to Direct Relief on Wednesday. The group – which has grown from 10 members to nearly 40 over the last year – meets weekly at the Goleta Public Library located near Direct Relief’s headquarters to knit items for charity. “We never thought in terms […]

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Honor A Mom by Giving A Safe Birth This Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day begins with a safe birth. But the first day of life is the most dangerous for mothers and their newborns. Each year, over 287,000 women die from complications – one every two minutes – during pregnancy or childbirth and more than 1 million babies die in the first day of life. Many of these lives could be saved with the help of […]

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Sanofi US Donates Record Number of Epinephrine Auto-injectors to Help People at Risk for Severe, Life-threatening Allergic Reactions

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Direct Relief to distribute product across America to nonprofit health centers, clinics, and allergy camps SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 1, 2014 – The Sanofi Foundation for North America has donated more than 90,000 Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) epinephrine auto-injectors to medical aid organization Direct Relief for distribution to nonprofit health centers, clinics, and allergy camps across the U.S. that care […]

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Responding to the Etiwanda Fire in Southern California

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In response to the Etiwanda Fire burning near Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Direct Relief has offered assistance to its health center and clinic partners in the area. Nearly 1,700 homes have been ordered to evacuate as a result of the wind-driven brush fire that began this morning in a remote canyon area north of the city, reports KTLA. The blaze has spread to […]

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Aid Arrives for People Affected by Deadly U.S. Tornadoes

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Emergency medical aid arrived today at two health clinics in Arkansas treating people affected by this week’s deadly series of tornadoes in the South and Midwest, with more relief shipments leaving this week. Direct Relief’s free clinic partners, Conway Interfaith Clinic in Conway, Ark. and Corning Area Health Care, Inc‘s family medical site in Pocahontas, Ark. will use the supplies of […]

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