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Direct Relief International Receives $500,000 Year-end Donation

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SANTA BARBARA, CA. (December 28, 2011) — Direct Relief International received a welcome year-end boost with a $500,000 contribution from an individual investor that previously supported the organization’s Direct Relief USA program, which has become the largest nonprofit program in the country providing free medications to low-income, uninsured people and the only such program operating in all 50 U.S. states. […]

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Community Grants Support Health Worker Training and Therapy Program

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To help the people of Haiti recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake in 2010, Direct Relief made targeted grants to several small, grassroots organizations assisting their communities, including these two organizations, Solidarite Haitienne and Bureau de Doleances Social. Solidarite Haitienne is a grassroots foundation created by a group of residents living in the Christ Roi neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.  […]

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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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