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Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies in Haiti

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Haiti has the highest rates of infant, under-five and maternal mortality in the Western hemisphere. In a major effort to reduce maternal mortality and improve the health of moms and babies, Direct Relief International is providing medical equipment and supplies to boost the capacity at eight hospitals across Haiti. An estimated 60,000 pregnant women will receive quality medical care and […]

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Women and Health Alliance Receive Emergency Shipment

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Women and Health Alliance  (WAHA) International in Kenya received an emergency shipment of medicines and medical supplies from Direct Relief last week.   The pharmaceuticals and medical supplies were specifically requested to support maternal and child health care at Dadaab Hospital, where the famine and humanitarian health crisis continues to affect residents and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP).  The 10,000-pound shipment included […]

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Supporting Historic Campaign to Vaccinate 2.5 Million Haitian Children

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Direct Relief International is playing a major role in a historic campaign to vaccinate 2.5 million Haitian children under 10 years old. Working with global medical technology company BD, Direct Relief is supplying BD syringes and needles to make these immunizations possible. The vaccination will be provided without cost, and the initial focus will be on measles, rubella, and polio. […]

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Update from 5 USA Partners Impacted by Flooding & Tornadoes

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April 2012 marks the one year anniversary of devastating tornadoes and floods that spanned from the Midwest through the Southeast. The storms resulted in hundreds of injuries, mass structural damage, forced closures of health facilities, and the displacement of many families. Safety net clinics were a key source of support to communities impacted by the storms. Direct Relief provided emergency […]

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Haiti: 2.5 Million Children to be Vaccinated

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Direct Relief International is playing a major role in a historic campaign to vaccinate 2.5 million Haitian children under 10 years old.  Working with global medical technology company BD, Direct Relief is supplying BD syringes and needles to make these immunizations possible.  The vaccination will be provided without cost, and the initial focus will be on measles, rubella, and polio. […]

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Volunteer Feature: Dr. Ayesha Shaikh

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(As part of National Volunteer Week, we are profiling some of our volunteers each day this week. Our second story focuses on GSK Pulse Program.) Twenty-eight executive directors, corporate presidents, doctors, private investors, and community leaders serve on Direct Relief’s Board of Directors as unpaid volunteers. Their extraordinary commitment includes more than 90 official board and board-committee meetings throughout the year—5,000 […]

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