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Three Community Grant Recipients Improve Education in Haiti and Help Students Regain a Sense of Normalcy

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Grassroots community organizations in Haiti that received funding to help their neighborhoods recover from the January 2010 earthquake are reporting positive results from the grants they received last year. Three such groups focused on education have had a particularly valuable and positive impact on children. Asanble Vwazen Solino (AVS), a free school in Solino, teaches children academics and trades. Immediately after […]

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Direct Relief Expedites Delivery of Essential Medical Supplies to Treat Cholera in Haiti

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Today Direct Relief International provided Hospital Albert Schweitzer, one of Direct Relief’s longest running partners in Haiti, with medications and medical supplies essential to helping them stem the new tide of cholera that has taken hold of the region since the rainy season began in May. This shipment was valued at over $15,000 (wholesale) and contained a variety of products […]

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Reaching Out to Partners in New Mexico Following Extensive Wildfires

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Direct Relief reached out today to seven New Mexico-based community health center and free clinic partners to determine the medical needs of those affected by the Las Conchas fire burning near Los Alamos. Key items often needed during wildfire events include N95 particulate respirators (masks), inhalers for asthma patients, and respiratory medications to prevent and treat respiratory conditions exacerbated by smoke and particulate matter during […]

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Providing Emergency Obstetric Care in Haiti

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As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen emergency obstetric care in Haiti, Direct Relief International is providing funding to complete construction of the fourth and final building in the Maternity Health Unit at the Convention Baptist Hospital in Quartier Morin, Haiti. Access to emergency obstetric care is severely limited in Haiti, which has the highest rate of maternal mortality […]

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Direct Relief Honored for Technology Innovation

Direct Relief Honored for Technology Innovation Santa Barbara, CA – Direct Relief International was named a 2011 Laureate for its innovative use of technology tonight at IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic, and educational change. Direct Relief won this honor in the Health category […]

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Patient Numbers and Chronic Diseases Surge at America’s Nonprofit Clinics

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Santa Barbara, CA – The increasing pressure on America’s nonprofit community clinics and health centers was documented in a report released today by Direct Relief International summarizing the most extensive data assembled on safety net providers who care for the country’s most vulnerable people. Clinics and health centers have long been considered an essential component of the safety net of […]

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