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Partner Spotlight: Supporting Women's Health in East Texas

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When 45-year-old Jennifer Young* found a lump in her right breast, she chose not to go to the doctor because she didn’t have insurance and couldn’t afford the visit and tests. “I literally had given up on life because of my living situation,” the Palestine, Texas resident wrote in a letter. But when the lump began to hurt, Jennifer knew she […]

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Helping People in Mumbai Maintain Healthy Vision

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Nearly 200 people living in the impoverished Lallubhai compound of Mumbai, India received a free eye check up and disability screening earlier this week at a camp organized by Doctors for You. Based out of India, Doctors for You (DFY) is a new Direct Relief partner organization that focuses on providing medical care to vulnerable communities – both during emergencies […]

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Helping Haitian Women Access Cervical Cancer Screening

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Through Direct Relief’s partnership with Basic Health International (BHI) and the Fondation St. Luc, earlier this month nearly 600 women in Haiti were screened for cervical cancer and three more local providers were trained to screen – both essential steps in reducing the number of deaths from the disease. Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the Western Hemisphere, and […]

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Local Volunteers Help Their Neighbors in Need

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Thousands of people in need in Santa Barbara County will soon receive help meeting their basic needs thanks to the hard work of more than 100 volunteers who assembled 3,000 Personal Care Packs at Direct Relief’s warehouse over the last two days. The Personal Care Packs contain hygiene items like lotion, soap, facial cleanser, hairbrushes, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other […]

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Responding to the Colby Fire in Glendora, Calif.

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In response to the Colby Fire, which broke out early this morning in Glendora, Calif., Direct Relief’s emergency response team has contacted more than 60 partner health clinics in the Los Angeles area and is monitoring health-related needs. More than 1,700 acres have burned, three people have been injured, five homes were destroyed, and hundreds of homes have been evacuated, […]

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Restoring Maternal & Child Health Services in the Philippines

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As part of the ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), Direct Relief recently granted $50,000 to Australian-based partner aid organization, Access Aid International to help restore maternal and child health services to affected areas, with efforts beginning this week. The grant will support renovation of birthing facilities in Bagongon as well as Macatunao […]

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