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Grant Helps Treat Over 24,000 Patients in Flooded Pakistan

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Direct Relief’s  emergency grant to Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centre in Pakistan funded the purchase of $25,000 in medicines and medical supplies to treat an estimated 24,100 people  affected by the severe flooding this year.  Haamid Jaffer, director of Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centres, wrote in an email, “The affected areas have not been helped to the extent […]

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Forbes: Direct Relief among Most Efficient U.S. Charities

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Direct Relief International has been ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the twenty most efficient large charities in the United States in the magazine’s 13th annual ranking of the 200 largest American charities based on private support. Forbes‘s 13th annual rating of the 200 top American charities calculates three major efficiency ratios for each nonprofit: charitable commitment, fundraising efficiency, […]

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JOPLIN: Six Months After the Tornado

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Today Direct Relief International announced that it is providing additional health care assistance to the people affected by the tornados and storms. Direct Relief will provide grants totaling $258,306 to five clinics and health centers in regions of Missouri and Illinois that suffered extensive damage from tornados and flooding. The funding will enable these clinics, which have experienced economic damage […]

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Childhood Pneumonia

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What it is. Childhood pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, often caused by common viruses. Why it matters. Pneumonia is more deadly than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Who it’s affecting. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five, killing an estimated 1.6 million children worldwide each year. The majority of children who die from pneumonia […]

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Zynga Game Network Supports Tornado Recovery

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To help people across the southeastern U.S. who have lost their homes or been injured in tornadoes and other severe weather, Direct Relief USA and Zynga are working together to provide medical aid to clinics and shelters throughout the south. Here’s what Direct Relief has done to help so far: FedEx overnighted emergency aid to North Carolina and Arkansas for people living in […]

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Partner Spotlight: Gynocare Fistula Center

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Gynocare Fistula Center, a nongovernmental organization in western Kenya, is dedicated to preventing and treating obstetric fistula – a hole in the birth canal that is caused by prolonged and obstructed labor. The center opened as an outpatient clinic in 2009 and expanded its services to provide fistula repair surgery in June 2011, with support from Direct Relief. In just […]

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