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Kenyan Woman Regains Hope After Fistula Repair

anna fistula survivor - Photo by Jane Lehnhoff

One of Direct Relief’s GlaxoSmithKline PULSE volunteers, Jane Lehnhoff,  is based at our partner organization OGRA Foundation in Kisumu, Kenya where she is supporting our work to expand obstetric fistula treatment to women in the region. A registered nurse, Jane has been able to assist with fistula surgery while there and is also organizing a support group for the women after […]

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Increasing Access to Pneumonia Treatment for Children in Liberia

A Frontline Health Worker leads a focus group in the town of Doweh, Liberia. Photo courtesy of Last Mile Health.

With support from Direct Relief, aid organization Last Mile Health (known in Liberia as Tiyatien Health) trained 10 Frontline Health Workers (FHW) in the last year to identify, treat, and refer children with symptoms of pneumonia – the number one cause of death of children under five worldwide. Recent data reveals that in less than six months of project implementation, the number of children […]

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Responding to the Southern Oregon Wildfires

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View Larger Map In response to the major wildfires burning across southwest Oregon, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has reached out to its health center network in the area and has sent overnight a shipment of urgent supplies to help people suffering from smoke-related symptoms. Staff at Siskiyou Community Health Center, a Direct Relief partner with three sites in both Grants […]

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Supporting Culturally-Sensitive Care at Denver Indian Health and Family Services

Denver Indian Health and Family Services provides care for more than 1,600 people annually.

Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Inc. (DIHFS), a Direct Relief health center partner located in downtown Denver, takes pride in their community and goes to great lengths to make sure their patients feel comfortable. “Native Americans like to come to a place with other Native Americans and native communities,” said Chief Operating Officer, Adrianne Maddux, adding that it’s helpful for […]

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Find Us in Flipboard's New "Big Ideas" Section

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Direct Relief is thrilled to be one of 20 nonprofits featured in Flipboard‘s recent launch of its “Big Ideas” category. This new category “celebrates innovative ideas, great speeches, industry thought leaders and inspirational organizations.” Flipboard is an digital social magazine that allows people to discover and share content in a visually compelling way by curating personalized magazines.  As part of […]

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Partnering with Denver Health to Strengthen Colorado&#39s Safety Net Care

Denver Health provides care for nearly 25 percent of Denver's population.

With approximately 767, 000 total annual outpatient visits, Direct Relief partner Denver Health and Hospitality Authority treats nearly 25 percent of people living in Denver, including one-third of its children, every year. Of the total patients served by the health system, approximately 340,000 patients are uninsured, many of whom are low-income. Denver Health has been in operation for 150 years, helping […]

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