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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

Dr. Ayesha Shaikh

(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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Volunteer Feature: GSK Pulse Program

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(As part of National Volunteer Week, we are profiling some of our volunteers each day this week. Our secpmd story focuses on GSK Pulse Program.) In 2009, GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals (GSK), a long-time corporate product supporter of Direct Relief, launched the PULSE employee volunteering initiative. Employees are given an opportunity to use their professional skills and knowledge during a three- or six-month […]

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Volunteer Feature: Direct Relief Women

Direct Relief Women

(As part of National Volunteer Week, we are profiling some of our volunteers each day this week. Our third story focuses on Direct Relief Women.) Over the years the Santa Barbara CA based Direct Relief Women of more than 200 women have come together with three goals in mind – educate, engage and fundraise for Direct Relief. Putting together small […]

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