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Partner Talk: Last Mile Health

Raj-Panjabi

Today Direct Relief partners Dr. Raj Panjabi and Agatha Sandy visited our headquarters to discuss their work with Last Mile Health, an organization in Liberia seeking to bring health care to the world’s remote villages by training local women, former patients, and refugees to be frontline health workers. In the post-civil war country where 2/3 of the women were raped […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Knitted With Love

Knitted Baby Hat

Two years ago, Senior Margaret Haley received a message from us requesting baby blankets and hats for newborns in Africa. Not only are baby hats cute which acts as an incentive for mothers in African and Haiti to come back to clinics for check ups after birth, but they also keep babies warm, compensating for heat loss through the head. […]

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Computerworld Honors Direct Relief Innovation

Computer World Honors Direct Relief

Direct Relief, a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate, was named a finalist in Innovation Monday night at the technology magazine’s award gala held in Washington, D.C. The Computerworld Honors Program, now in its 24th year, recognizes organizations that use information technology to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better. In a year Computerworld […]

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Hurricane Packs Delivered As Season Arrives

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As hurricane season officially begins today and communities in the U.S. and neighboring countries prepare for the threat of storms, Direct Relief announced today the delivery of Hurricane Preparedness Packs to nine U.S. states and seven countries most likely to be affected during hurricane season. The Hurricane Preparedness program is a million-dollar initiative whereby large quantities of medicines and supplies […]

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FedEx Honored for Emergency-prep Leadership

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In recognition of its work with Direct Relief to equip civilian volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members with specially designed packs, FedEx Corp. today received the 2012 National Leadership and Partnership Award in Nashville, TN. The Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, overseen by the U.S. Surgeon General, presented the award to FedEx for sponsoring the development and […]

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Community Unites for Joplin Memorial Walk

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This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Alivia Birdwell, Partner Liaison for USA Programs. May 22, 2012 marked the one year anniversary since the deadly tornado that struck Joplin, MO, devastating much of the community and resulting in the death of 161 people. One year later, the damage of the tornado is still apparent. However, while […]

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