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Nonprofit Releases Seasonal Flu Report as Government Shutdown Suspends Influenza Surveillance

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Top 10 Cities at Risk are in TX, OK, NM, WA, CA, MD, LA SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 12 — With the federal government shutdown causing a suspension of its national influenza surveillance, Direct Relief today released a report about current flu patterns and high-risk areas in the U.S. based on open source epidemiological tools and information as well as information provided […]

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Tracking Flu Trends to Better Support Health Centers

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Seasonal influenza ranks among the most serious recurrent public health threats in the US each year, killing an average of 36,000 people. Normally, as the flu season gets underway during the September-October time frame, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide an invaluable service by keeping a close watch on the changing numbers of flu cases distributed around the country. […]

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Restoring Sight, Restoring Lives in Haiti

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When a membrane developed on Anne Marie Moreau’s right eye,  she couldn’t see well enough to continue her small business making and selling beaded bags. With her husband slowly recovering from an accident and unable to help her provide for their six children, her loss of income began to affect her family’s well-being. And without money coming in, Anne Marie […]

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Aid Ready as Tropical Storm Karen Approaches Gulf Coast

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As Tropical Storm Karen approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, Direct Relief’s Emergency Team has reached out to its at-risk health center partners who have pre-positioned medicines and supplies on hand in case of emergency. Though the winds carrying Tropical Storm Karen have dropped and it is not expected to become a hurricane, NBC reports that experts recommend people in the area brace […]

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Life-Saving Surgical Supplies Arrive in Cambodia

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A delivery of medicines and medical supplies recently arrived at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia to support their work providing free health care to impoverished children. The shipment –  valued at $250,000 – consisted of 19 pallets containing specialty surgical equipment, among other supplies. In a thank you letter to Direct Relief’s supporters, AHC staff said […]

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Partner Q&A: Expanding Health Care Access in Rural Liberia

Meet Alice Johnson, who works as a clinical mentor for Direct Relief’s partner organization, Last Mile Health – a nonprofit working to deliver quality health care to people in need in rural Liberia. Alice  presented on a mental health panel at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)  annual meeting held last week in New York City. When she’s not traveling, she recruits, trains, […]

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