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Largest Shipment in Direct Relief History Arrives in the Philippines

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Direct Relief’s largest-ever shipment of emergency medicines and medical supplies in its 65-year history arrived early Monday morning in Cebu, Philippines to support partners on the ground who are providing medical care for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The massive air shipment, valued at $5 million, includes enough medicines to treat 250,000 people and was delivered on a charter flight […]

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Palantir Technology Enables Intelligent Typhoon Response

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Soon after the scale and scope of destruction from Typhoon Haiyan became clear, Direct Relief went to work with its technology partners at Palantir to build an efficient and effective means of pulling better information rapidly and routinely from what was obviously going to be a large-scale and long-term response effort. Our model was the collaboration between Palantir and Team […]

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Supporting Innovative Diabetes Care in New Jersey

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In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Direct Relief is highlighting its health center partner, Zufall Health Center (ZHC) in Dover, N.J. for their innovative approach to diabetes care. Zufall recently received a $100,000 award as one of this year’s BD Helping Build Healthy Communities award recipients. The program is a multi-year initiative, funded by health care company, BD, and implemented together with Direct Relief, to provide […]

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Direct Relief Emergency Airlift to Provide 50 Tons of Essential Medications, Supplies to Philippines

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Largest-ever airlift in organization’s history, donated by FedEx, follows $4 million in emergency medical aid already provided since devastating typhoon SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013 – Direct Relief will conduct the largest emergency airlift in its 65-year history this Saturday to deliver 50 tons of essential medications and emergency medical supplies to people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The massive […]

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From the Philippines: Emergency Care in Cebu

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  Two members of our Emergency Response Team are currently traveling in the Philippines, working to assess health needs and assist with Direct Relief’s response on the ground. Below is an update from our Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla: After meeting with the local Red Cross, the local Disaster Management Agency, and the Governor of Cebu, an extremely gracious and friendly […]

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Response Continues for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

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More than a week after Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda) hit the Philippines, Direct Relief has delivered $4 million worth of requested medicines and supplies to help thousands of people affected by the storm access emergency medical treatment. The donations contain antibiotics, I.V. fluids, oral rehydration formula, trauma and wound care supplies, pain relievers, surgical instruments, nutritional supplements, hygiene […]

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