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Midwife Training Course Begins in Haiti

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This week in Jacmel, Haiti, a group of 26 Haitian birth attendants and nurses came together to receive a three-day-long training course in safe birthing techniques and the midwifery model of care for low-resource settings. The course is taught by Mother Health International, a nonprofit organization that received a $30,000 grant from Direct Relief to hold a series of training […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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For Valentine’s Day, our artist friends Christine Hostetler and Mark Semegen surprised us with this sweet video. Click the link to give the gift of health and hope this Valentine’s Day: http://j.mp/V1okRt

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Evaluating Medical Needs After Tornado Hits Hattiesburg, Miss.

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Direct Relief quickly responded to a category F-4 tornado that struck Hattiesburg, Miss. on Feb. 10 by reaching out to its local partner network and connecting with a longtime partner, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative (SeMRHI), located in the city. Pati Landrum, Director of Corporate Compliance for SeMRHI, reported on the conditions of both the city and their health center sites.  According […]

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Healthy Smiles, Healthy Futures for California Kids in Need

From left, Maria de la Cruz, holds her one-year-old daughter, while Alfredo and his seven-year-old sister stand by at the Healthy Smiles dental clinic.

At 13 years old, Alfredo de la Cruz, had never been to the dentist until Saturday. Alfredo and dozens of other children from Santa Maria, Calif. received free dental care this weekend as part of the Healthy Smiles program, coordinated by Direct Relief in collaboration with a number of other Santa Barbara County organizations supporting the effort. “I’ve seen a […]

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Improving Children’s Lives One Step at a Time With Operation Footprint

A young boy recovers from surgery. Photo courtesy of Operation Footprint.

Hundreds of children in Honduras born with clubfoot or other foot abnormalities have a renewed hope of walking, running, and playing with the help of a small group of volunteer podiatrists working with our partner, Operation Footprint. The group annually travels to Hospital San Felipe in Tegucigalpa to perform surgeries and provide corrective manipulation treatments and returned from their most recent […]

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Partner Spotlight: Healing Art Missions

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Through Direct Relief’s partnership with Healing Art Missions,  more than 15,000 people in Haiti were able to receive primary medical care, access a cholera clinic and eye care center and obtain much-needed medications last year. The organization was founded in 1999 by family practice physician, Tracee Laing following her first medical mission to Haiti. During Dr. Tracee’s first trip to […]

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