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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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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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