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Coding for a Cause: Women’s Hackathon Teams Simulate Disaster Response

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This past Saturday in Phoenix, Ariz. I had the honor and the pleasure of helping out with one of a series of events being held around the world as part of Microsoft’s 3rd International Women’s Hackathon.  The young women huddled around tables and laptops in Phoenix were part of an enormous global community ranging from the U.S. to Europe to […]

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Monitoring Typhoon Vongfong & Tropical Cyclone Hudhud

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is monitoring Super Typhoon Vongfong as it approaches Japan as well as Tropical Cyclone Hudhud as it approaches the coast of India, reaching out to partners and ready to respond to medical needs. Super Typhoon Vongfong – Japan Category 5 Super Typhoon Vongfong is currently tracking off the south coast of Japan and is predicted […]

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Children in Indonesia Receive Nutritional Support from Abbott

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  To help children supported by the Sumba Foundation stay healthy and nourished, health care company Abbott has donated its nutritional product for children, PediaSure. Direct Relief worked with Abbott in Indonesia to arrange for an in-country drop shipment of more than 1,100 cans of the nutritional product, which was delivered last week. About Sumba The Sumba Foundation is a […]

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Direct Relief Names Dawn Long New Director of Information, Technology, and Quality

Direct Relief is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Long to Director of Information, Technology and Quality. In this role, Long is charged with strategic leadership and oversight of Direct Relief’s information technology and quality management functions. Using commercial-grade technologies such as SAP and Palantir, Direct Relief manages and delivers vast quantities of life-saving medicines to thousands of health […]

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Direct Relief Honored by President of Guyana at Los Angeles Dinner

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After attending the United Nations General Assembly Meeting in New York, Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar and his wife, Deolatchmee Ramotar, stopped in Los Angeles to attend a special dinner hosted by Direct Relief partner organization, Guyana Medical Relief (GMR). During the dinner, held Sunday at the Luxe City Center Hotel, President Ramotar  recognized Direct Relief’s long-term medical assistance efforts and […]

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Four District Hospitals in Guyana Receive Critically Needed Medications

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Direct Relief recently sent a 38-pallet shipment to longtime partner Guyana Medical Relief to be distributed to four district hospitals treating people in need. Assistance to these public hospitals is part of a healthcare system strengthening program currently supported through a grant from the IZUMI Foundation. The two-year program – which involves the provision of medical material resources to district […]

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