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Steven Colon, President of FEDES discusses Chile’s 8.8 earthquake

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Two years ago today, Chile suffered a devastating 8.8 earthquake. Direct Relief partner Steven Colon of FEDES works with the poor to make sure they get access to health care and education. On his recent visit to Direct Relief’s warehouse, he shared some of his thoughts, challenges and thanks to everyone who helps make his work possible.

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300 Ugandan Children to Receive Treatment for Burkitt’s Lymphoma

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Today the Burkitt’s Lymphoma Fund for Africa  and Direct Relief announced that UPCID Ltd (a collaboration between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Uganda Cancer Institute) was selected to receive grant funds and medicine to treat 300 Ugandan children for Burkitt’s lymphoma for two years at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala. Burkitt’s lymphoma is a life-threatening malignancy and is […]

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Story: Renewal for Persons with Disabilities in Japan

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Submitted by Natsuho Shoji, Program Coordinator for AAR JAPAN “Before the Great East Japan Earthquake, 22 employees, including 6 persons with mental disorder and 5 persons with intellectual disabilities, had been working at “Nakata Sun Farm,” growing various kinds of herbs, making marketable products from the herbs, and selling them. The persons with disabilities (PWDs) were able to foster a […]

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Congratulations Katy Trail Community Health Center!

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Congratulations to the Katy Trail Community Health Center in Sedalia, MO which recently received national recognition as a patient centered medical home! Katy Trail received a $50,000 grant from Direct Relief following the Missouri tornadoes last spring, to assist in the purchase of a generator. The installation of an on-site generator will ensure that Katy Trail’s door’s will remain open […]

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Direct Relief and Roche Provide Supplies to Uninsured Patients with Diabetes

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Direct Relief Works with Roche for Third Year For the third consecutive year, Direct Relief USA and Roche Diagnostics have teamed up to increase access to needed medical supplies for 200 community clinics and health centers serving uninsured patients with diabetes. Roche will donate ACCU-CHEK® Aviva blood glucose meters and test strips to Direct Relief USA to distribute to pre-selected […]

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Healthy Smiles Dental Program

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Have you ever thought twice about buying a toothbrush? It’s an everyday item that many of us consider essential and easy to buy. But for some children, the cost of a toothbrush and paste is too much and they go without. That leads to a lot of health issues beyond just tooth decay. Since 1994, Direct Relief’s “Healthy Smiles” program […]

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