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Bright Future Ahead for Young Girl in Pakistan with Prosthetic Limb

Ain-Ul-Haya is treated at the CHAL Rehabilitation Center in Balakot, Pakistan.

This fall, a team of staff – including International Program Coordinator, Joe Harrison – traveled to Pakistan to visit local health care partners. Much of the trip was an eye-opening experience for Harrison, but one particular girl’s story will always remain in his memory. He shares his uplifting reflection below: At just one year old, Ain-Ul-Haya was one of the millions severely injured when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake […]

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Improving the Lives of Mothers and Children in Indonesia

A mother with her new baby at Bumi Sedat Indonesia.

Last week, Direct Relief announced continued support for Yayasan Bumi Sehat, a nonprofit organization based in Bali, Indonesia, that provides holistic delivery services and pre- and post-natal care to women and children of Bali and Aceh, Indonesia. The multi-year grant was made in the memory of Glenda Martin, herself a midwife, who had a deep affinity for the people and […]

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Light a Candle for Edythe on Her 105th!

Edythechallenge

Every Tuesday morning a bright-eyed spunky woman drives to Direct Relief and energetically leads a team of volunteers. Although all of our volunteers are very special, there is one incredible thing about Edythe Kirchmaier – she is about to turn 105. Edythe has been serving others for more than a century, 40 years of which have been as a volunteer […]

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Supplies Delivered to Six Health Centers in Rural Haiti

Delivery to the health center in Mussotte, one of six receiving a shipment of medicines and supplies..

Recently, Direct Relief donated a truckload of essential medications and supplies to Haiti Help Med Plus, a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by Haitian expatriates with the goal of improving the quality of life and participating in the sustainable socioeconomic rebirth of Haiti. Haiti Help Med Plus works to supply all local health centers with equipment and materials needed to […]

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Bacara Resort & Spa Finds Unique Way to Help People in Need

Photo courtesy of Bacara Resort and Spa.

Hundreds of people affected by Superstorm Sandy will receive basic care items this holiday season thanks to the generosity of guests staying at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. While the luxury hotel has an established history of advancing Direct Relief’s mission, General Manager, Kathleen Cochran wanted to do more after seeing the needs of those left without […]

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Life Expectancy Jumps Worldwide, Study Finds

Global Burden of Disease

On Friday, The Lancet published the most recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, which Direct Relief uses to better understand the changing health landscape our partner network faces and to set strategic priorities for our support. Based on five years’ worth of exhaustive research by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the GBD provides the […]

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