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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?

Click here to hear healthcare safety net leaders discuss the Affordable Care Act

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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Children Affected by Pakistan Earthquakes Receive Nutritional Aid

Direct Relief distributes Abbott Nutritionals

Direct Relief is working with its generous supporter Abbott to deliver a donation of essential nutritional products for children affected by two major earthquakes that destroyed villages and killed more than 600 people  in Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan. Shipped directly from Abbott’s facility in Pakistan, the supplements will be used by Murshid Hospital and local partners to treat children who have been […]

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Responding to the 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in the Philippines

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Direct Relief is working with the Asia America Initiative on an emergency air-freight shipment of medications and medical supplies to treat people affected by last week’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines island of Bohol and nearby Cebu, causing extensive damage and killing more than 183 people. The large-scale destruction combined with roughly 1,200 aftershocks in the region has […]

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Mobilizing Aid for People Affected by Cyclone Phailin

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Direct Relief is mobilizing five emergency Cyclone Modules filled with critical medicines and supplies to be shipped to its long-term, trusted partners in India who are caring for people affected by Cyclone Phailin. These modules will be specifically prepared to treat the most common medical problems that occur when large numbers of people are displaced due to widespread flooding. They […]

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Responding to Cyclone Phailin

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In response to Tropical Cyclone Phailin, the strongest storm India has experienced in 14 years, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is activated and is in communications with Indian partner organizations. Direct Relief has extended offers of medical assistance, and have staff already travelling to India for other ongoing assistance activities with local partners and will adjust plans accordingly to respond […]

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