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Nutritional Aid Arrives for Mexico Flood Survivors

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A shipment of vital nutritional supplies arrived this week to aid people in the state of Guerrero, Mexico who were affected by severe storms and heavy flooding in late September that damaged many of the region’s poorest communities. With medical professionals in the area reporting an increase in diarrhea and dehydration in the affected communities, the delivery of the rehydration […]

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Haiti: Battling Cervical Cancer Where Most Prevelant

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Cervical cancer screening services officially opened this month at St. Luc Fondation’s Klinik Manitane in Haiti, which Direct Relief, in partnership with Basic Health International (BHI), is supporting to bring much-needed gynecological preventive services to underserved women in Port-au-Prince. Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the Western Hemisphere, seeing rates of cervical cancer 13 times higher than in the United States. Cervical […]

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Q&A: Expanding Access to Medicine in Texas

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October is American Pharmacists Month – a time to spotlight pharmacists’ contributions toward improving medication use and advancing patient care. We asked Lupe Hollingsworth, director of pharmacy at Direct Relief’s partner health center,  Access Health in Ft. Bend, Texas, to shed light on how her work – and that of pharmacists everywhere – helps people in need access care.  Direct Relief: […]

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Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

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One year ago, Hurricane Sandy – the largest Atlantic hurricane on record – pounded the Caribbean nations of Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba and then made its way up the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with powerful winds, driving rain, and high storm surges. More than 100 people died, thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed and tens […]

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Fistula Surgeries Provide Renewed Hope for Women in Malawi

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Our Senior Program Manager, Lindsey Pollaczek, is currently traveling throughout Africa, visiting partners in the region. Below she shares an update from her travels:  Walking into the post-operative ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, in Blantyre, Malawi, the room full of more than 80 women erupt into song, expressing their happiness to be dry and the chance to live free […]

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How will the Affordable Care Act Affect Where 20+ Million People Receive Health Care?

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Online Project launched to Provide Perspectives from Leaders of Nonprofit Safety Net Health Centers and Clinics on Frontlines of ACA implementation SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—As millions of people across the country attempt to gain insurance access under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Direct Relief today released, “Voices of the Healthcare Safety Net,” a project that surfaces the perspectives of the healthcare […]

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