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The Critical Role Community Health Centers Play Across the U.S.

USA 8

Direct Relief and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) have worked closely together since the days following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. NACHC has been instrumental in helping Direct Relief connect with health centers throughout the country—both on an ongoing basis, and during emergencies. I asked Mollie Melbourne, the Director of Emergency Management at NACHC, about Direct Relief’s health […]

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Lookout Fire Brings Disaster Response Close to Home

Lookout Fire

Disaster response has hit close to home, as the Lookout Fire burns in the Painted Cave area of Santa Barbara – visible from our headquarters. More than 100 homes have been evacuated and it is estimated that the slow-moving fire has consumed between 20 to 25 acres. We are closely monitoring the situation through the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency […]

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U.K. Couple Cycles Across the U.S. for Medical Relief

Matt and Sally's Visit

After cycling more than 3,800 miles across the U.S. to raise money for Direct Relief’s work, Sally Gordon and Matt Hassall visited headquarters this fall to tour the warehouse and meet more of the people behind their chosen cause. This enthusiastic couple from Colchester, United Kingdom, began their ride in Yorktown, Virginia on July 13 and averaged an impressive 65 […]

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Strengthening Maternal Health Care in the Horn of Africa

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Many positive changes have been made since last October when Direct Relief  provided a $25,000 grant to Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA), an international nonprofit organization committed to improving maternal and neonatal health in disadvantaged communities throughout Africa. This grant was provided to WAHA at the height of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa to support their work in Dadaab, […]

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An Innovative Approach to Combating Childhood Pneumonia

Avi and Thomas

When Avi Kenny graduated from Brown University in 2011 he did what most recent Ivy League grads do—he headed straight for rural Africa. Part of a new, adventurous and innovative generation of global health leadership, Avi heads up the monitoring and evaluation efforts for Last Mile Health (TH), a start-up non-governmental organization (NGO) health project in the remote district of […]

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Haiti Today: Healthcare Progress and Challenges

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Tonight from 7 to 9 p.m., Direct Relief and the UC Haiti Initiative will host “Haiti Today,” a free, public event at UC Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall. The program includes a panel discussion about health in post-earthquake Haiti and a screening of the 29-minute Tribeca Film Festival “Best Short Documentary” special jury mention winner, “Baseball in the Time of Cholera.” Panelists will […]

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