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Direct Relief Named Finalist in Wireless Innovation Project Competition

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Last week at a celebration in Redwood City, Calif., I was honored to accept on behalf of Direct Relief the recognition of our selection by Vodafone Americas Foundation as one of eight finalists in the sixth annual Wireless Innovation Project competition, publicly announced today. Each year, Vodafone Americas Foundation selects a small group of the most creative and potentially impactful […]

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Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health Visits Headquarters

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Direct Relief was privileged to host renowned global humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer on Sunday for a special reception drawing more than 150 guests who left inspired by his passion to help to people in need around the world access quality health care. A Harvard physician and medical anthropologist as well as subject of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: The Tech-Savvy Londoner

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In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Direct Relief is spotlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. In just six short months, Feriba Akhter will make a lasting impact on Direct Relief, bringing her years of professional experience working in information technologies to the organization. Feriba […]

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Responding to the 8.2 Earthquake in Chile

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is in touch with its partner Fundación FEDES in Chile following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the country’s northern coast Tuesday evening, killing six people. Fundación FEDES (Fundación Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social), is a Chilean nongovernmental organization that helps disadvantaged people in communities throughout the country. More than 900,000 people were evacuated from Chile’s […]

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Fighting Childhood Malnutrition in Cambodia

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At nine months old, Sokhem* (pictured right) was admitted to Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), a longtime Direct Relief partner located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He suffered from both severe malnutrition and pneumonia. His mother had passed away after his delivery and Sokhem went to live with his grandmother, who was not able to afford baby formula after his first four […]

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Partner Spotlight: Making Births Safe in Northern Haiti

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Direct Relief is working with its partners, Haiti Hospital Appeal and Konbit Sante, to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rates in northern Haiti through their recently launched campaign – Haiti: Make Births Safe. This work in Haiti is critical as 63 percent of births in the country take place without medical support – a contributing factor to Haiti having the highest rate of […]

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