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Community Outreach Care in Oregon Helps Babies Get a Healthy Start

A mother plays with her baby at one of Siskiyou Community Health Center's meet ups to support new moms and babies. Photo courtesy of Siskiyou Community Health Center. (Baby in picture does not represent baby described in the text.)

For a young family from rural southwest Oregon, the birth of their first daughter was riddled with challenges. The baby was born two months premature and spent her first two months of life in the hospital, located more than 60 miles away from the family’s home. Without resources to travel back and forth between the neonatal unit and their house, […]

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Responding to the Latest Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

The bleach and buckets sent to HAS Haiti are being used to prevent further spread of cholera. Photo courtesy of HAS Haiti.

Direct Relief’s emergency response team recently sent 600 gallons of bleach and 200 buckets with spigots to its partner Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS Haiti) to help prevent the spread of cholera as the latest outbreak continues. Cholera is a highly-contagious waterborne disease that can kill a person within hours if not properly treated. However, with swift medical care and the right supplies, 80 […]

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Increasing Access to Specialty Care in Rural Missouri with Telehealth

The Fordland Clinic in Missouri treats 5,000 patients each year. Photo courtesy of Fordland Clinic.

For people living in the rural town of Fordland, Mo., accessing specialty health care from a physician in Kansas City or Columbia means a long drive, time off of work, and lots of gas money. Without ample resources, many choose to go without, sometimes suffering for years with an ongoing health condition. That’s why Fordland Clinic – a member of Direct […]

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Six Reasons to Celebrate Nonprofit Clinics and Community Health Centers

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Few options to receive basic, quality, and affordable health care exist for the more than 45 million people living in the U.S. without health insurance and the millions more who are underinsured. That’s why Direct Relief provides support to more than 1,000 nonprofit community clinics and health centers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. which serve as a safety-net, […]

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1% For Humanity: A New Way to Improve Health Worldwide

1% for Humanity seeks to change the world by challenging members to give just 1% of their budget to fight poverty and injustice worldwide.

Global poverty is complex, but choosing to give can be simple. That’s why Direct Relief is excited to be one of five project partners through 1% For Humanity, a nonprofit organization committed to moving individuals and businesses to give at least 1% of their gross income to fight extreme poverty and injustice. With a focus on maternal and child health […]

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Medicines Arrive to Help People on Honduran Island of Roatan

Truckloads of medicine from Direct Relief arrived in Roatan on Tuesday.

More than 2,000 boxes containing $4 million worth of medicines and supplies delivered by Direct Relief arrived on Tuesday at the island of Roatan – located off the northern coast of Honduras. The medicines will be distributed by Intensive Heart Ventures to eight health care facilities treating people in need:  Clinica Esperanza; Roatan Hospital; Centro de Salud-Los Fuertes; Centro de Salud-French Harbour; […]

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