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Mobile Medical Clinic Ready to Roll in the Philippines

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After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Direct Relief partnered with the International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Foundation (IPI) to increase access to medical care for people living throughout the affected area. One of the collaborative projects was a mobile medical van focused on providing dental care to underserved communities. We’re happy to announce that as of this week, the van is ready […]

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Responding to Flooding in Pakistan & India

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#455140930 / gettyimages.com In response to heavy monsoon rains causing severe flooding across northern Pakistan and India, Direct Relief has offered medicine and medical supplies to numerous local humanitarian aid groups and health care providers in affected regions. So far, more than 440 people have been reported dead, 30,000 people are displaced and an estimated 500,000 people are affected, according […]

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Medicine to Treat One Million People Arrives in Haiti

Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly (second from left) and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume (second from right) today announced the distribution of chikungunya treatment kits at Direct Relief's warehouse in Haiti.

Medicines to treat one million people – or nearly one in 10 Haitians – have arrived at Direct Relief’s warehouse in Port-au-Prince as the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus continues to spread throughout the Americas. Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume were on site today to announce the distribution of treatment kits to centers around the country. […]

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Ebola Response: Life-Saving Protective Gear Arrives in Sierra Leone

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Emergency supplies to protect health workers in Ebola hot zones arrived in Sierra Leone this week and are en route to Direct Relief’s partner Medical Research Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The shipment – valued at nearly $40,000 – contains more than 5,000 pounds of urgently needed protective equipment like gloves, masks, goggles, and gowns to help prevent health workers […]

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Flash Poll: In States Expanding Medicaid, Community Health Centers Report More Patients, Fewer Uninsured

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  Direct Relief announces survey results from the  2014 Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO, an annual conference hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) NACHC honors Direct Relief with the Power of Partnership Award for efforts to help Community Health Centers serve their current patient-base of 23 million people. SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sep. 4, 2014 – […]

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Power of Partnership: Direct Relief Honored At National Community Health Center Conference

From left to right, Tom Van Coverdan, Ricardo Guzman, Thomas Tighe, Damon Taugher, Gary Wiltz M.D.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 – The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) today honored Direct Relief, a humanitarian medical aid organization, for its unwavering commitment to supporting health centers across the United States that care for the nation’s most vulnerable people. The award was presented at NACHC’s 45th annual Community Health Institute (CHI) in San Diego, Calif., […]

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