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Tornadoes Hit Texas; Assistance Offered

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In response to tornadoes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, an offer of assistance email has been sent out to 21 partners. Injuries have been reported and the National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for north-central Texas.

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Note from Missouri Highlands Health Care

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We received a nice letter from Missouri Highlands Health Care. We were granted permission to share: As the contact person from Missouri Highlands Health Care company to Direct Relief, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Direct Relief USA for the wonderful contributions you have given to our uninsured patients for the year of 2011. Our diabetic patients […]

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Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Update

Haiti Cholera Earthquake Response

Today the NY Times ran an article about Haiti’s cholera epidemic, a disease that’s spread through fecal contamination of water. Before Haiti’s devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010, only 12% of the country had access to piped, treated water and after that number declined rapidly. That set up Haiti as a prime candidate for a cholera outbreak. From the article: “…cholera has killed more than […]

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Deckers Volunteers Pack Hygiene Kits

Deckers volunteers pack hygiene kits at Direct Relief Headquarte

Deckers volunteers came to the Direct Relief warehouse today to prepare and pack hygiene kits for partners in Haiti.  The kits are filled with shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and other personal hygiene items to treat one family for a month.  The kits packaged in an FDA approved container for holding clean drinkable water that can be reused by the families for […]

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David Walton of Partners in Health visits Direct Relief

David Walton, Partners in Health

“Expect phone calls” Dr. David Walton told a roomful of Direct Relief employees Monday afternoon during a presentation on his work building Haiti’s most advanced medical center through Partners in Health, a Boston-based nonprofit which seeks to provide free healthcare for the poor through education, training and treatment. The Harvard-educated medical doctor has worked with Partners in Health for 14 […]

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Helping Uninsured Women with Family Planning

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Teva Pharmaceuticals has provided Direct Relief USA with a donation of women’s health products valued at $3 million (wholesale). The donation of 5,000 units of ParaGard®, an intrauterine copper contraceptive, will be distributed by Direct Relief to the network of clinic and health centers across the United States that are treating low-income people. ParaGard® is approved by the FDA for […]

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