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Building Hope for Pregnant Women in Haiti

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As part of Direct Relief’s ongoing commitment to Maternal and Child Health, today Direct Relief helped inaugurate and reopen the maternity wards at four different hospitals in Haiti with equipment and supplies sent down over the past few months.  In total, eight hospitals will be provided with the incentive kits, medications, and equipment needed to upgrade to Emergency Obstetric Care Centers. These […]

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Florida Association Recognizes Health Support

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Today we’re excited to announce that this year the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) honored Direct Relief with the 2012 Community Health Partnership Award. Direct Relief USA Program Manager, Katie Lewis, attended the FACHC’s annual meeting in Ponte Vedra, Florida to accept the award. Each year the FACHC recognizes an individual or organization that has advanced health services […]

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Partner Spotlight: Family Care Health Centers

This is part of our partner interview series featuring Barry Wilson of Family Care Health Centers in St. Louis, MO. After 37 years of practice, Pharmacist Barry Wilson BS, MS, JD made a career decision. Having worked in a variety of settings, including pharmaceutical manufacturing, small neighborhood stores, chain stores, and nuclear pharmacy, Wilson decided to focus his work on […]

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Girls Inc Receives Sunscreen Donation

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This 4th of July millions of Americans won’t think twice about buying sunscreen to slather on in order to protect their skin while they enjoy the great outdoors. But for some, sunscreen is a luxury they can’t afford despite the knowledge that it prevents medical issues like skin cancer. Johnson & Johnson has supported Direct Relief’s efforts to get necessary […]

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Responding to Colorado Wildfires

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As a result of the ongoing fires raging through Colorado, we have activated our emergency response efforts by reaching out to 13 partners that are community-based nonprofit health clinic partners near the areas affected by the High Park and Waldo Canyon wildfires. The fires have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced more than 30,000 people to evacuate in the last week. We […]

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HIV Testing Milestone: 20 Million Tests Provided

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Today marks historic milestones for Abbott, The Abbott Fund and Direct Relief. Partnering together for over 10 years, 20 million rapid HIV tests have been distributed free of charge to HIV testing and counseling programs serving pregnant women and their families in 43 developing countries and more than 150,000 HIV cases have been prevented in children. Expanding HIV testing for pregnant women is an […]

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