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KAITEKI Institute to Donate 1000 Solar-powered Lights to Maternal and Child Health

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October 3, 2011 (Santa Barbara, CA)—Direct Relief International, a leading medical relief organization, today announced that the KAITEKI Institute has donated one thousand solar-powered lights made by the nonprofit organization Unite to Light to support its maternal and child health programs. The high-performance, long-lasting lights will be provided to support midwifery training programs in countries around the world. Edna Adan University […]

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Grant Supports Mobile Library for Tsunami Survivors

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Direct Relief and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) awarded this week $82,000 to the Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA) to support the remodeling of a mobile library vehicle. The current mobile library, which serves 150 households in Iwate Prefecture on the tsunami-affected coast, is a small truck with bookshelves. To continue operating and expand services to additional temporary housing establishments, […]

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Med-Packs Donated to County Medical Reserve Corp Units

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The County’s three Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) units today gathered for a press conference to express appreciation for an unprecedented donation of 360 emergency medical kits (med-packs) from Direct Relief International, California’s largest humanitarian aid organization. The City of Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services, the Beach Cities Health District, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public […]

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Aid Offered Following Himalayan Earthquake Today

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Direct Relief International’s emergency response team has contacted the organization’s partners in India and Nepal to offer assistance in response to the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck in the Himalaya today. News reports indicate that the earthquake is causing mudslides on waterlogged hillsides and hindering aid efforts. 71 people have been killed in India, Nepal, and Tibet and search-and-rescue efforts are […]

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Famine Relief to Support Patients at Refugee Camps in Northern Kenya

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Direct Relief has provided $30,000 in cash and $50,000 (wholesale) in medical supplies to respond to the Horn of Africa famine crisis that has affected nearly 1 million people along the northern border of Kenya. Provided primarily through the Kenyan NGO Council (of which Direct Relief’s Regional Medical Adviser in Kenya, Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, is a member), the aid supports […]

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CVS Caremark Donating $6 Million in Free Flu Shots

CVS Flu Clinic at Healing Hands Ministries in Dallas, TX. Photo by Mark Perlstein

More than 400 participating clinics across the country to distribute vouchers redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic location for a free flu shot Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and Santa Barbara, CA (September 13, 2011) – CVS Caremark announced today that it has partnered with Direct Relief USA to offer up to $6 million in free flu shots to community clinic and […]

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