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Health, Happiness, and Disaster Response: 6 Quotes Worth Remembering from Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan

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Dr. Jaime “Jimmy” Galvez-Tan, MD, MPH, President of the Health Futures Foundation, Inc (HFI), former Health Secretary of the Philippines, and a charismatic radio host, recently visited Direct Relief’s headquarters where he presented on the extensive recovery efforts he’s leading in his home country – one still reeling from the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Dr. Tan offered updates on […]

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Readying Response as Typhoon Glenda Hits the Philippines

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#452166602 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief staff are on the ground in the Philippines as Typhoon Glenda (also known as Typhoon Rammasun) is tearing through the central Philippine islands on its way toward the country’s capital, Manila. Packing winds of up to 93 miles per hour and gusts of up to 115 mph, the typhoon has prompted the evacuations of thousands […]

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Partner Spotlight: Mobile Health Clinic Ready to Roll in NYC

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To expand health care for homeless people in New York City as well as bolster emergency preparedness, Care for the Homeless (CFH) will soon launch their newly renovated Mobile Health Clinic, which was upgraded with support from Direct Relief through the Sandy Safety Net Fund. “Who better to assist in a disaster than Care for the Homeless? Our everyday work, […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Emergency Supplies Headed to Sierra Leone

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#481844475 / gettyimages.com In response to the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic to date, Direct Relief is sending emergency shipments of urgently requested medicines and supplies to its partner Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, and anticipates additional requests. The shipment – valued at more than $337,000 wholesale – contains basic antibiotics and most importantly, personal protective equipment, such as exam and […]

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Monthly Donations Matter: Simple Action, Major Impact

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Every dollar Direct Relief receives helps save the lives of people in need in the U.S. and around the world. All donations are crucial in enabling people to access the critical health care they need, but monthly donations help us to plan in a way no other gift does. Why Monthly Donations Make A Big Difference Savvy supporters know that […]

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Emergency Aid Ready as Tropical Storm Arthur Approaches East Coast

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With emergency medical aid pre-positioned along the East Coast, Direct Relief is monitoring Tropical Storm Arthur as it moves toward North Carolina’s coast, expected to reach hurricane status by early morning Friday. The team today notified 19 health center and clinic partners in three states (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia) that additional emergency medical supplies are stockpiled at Direct […]

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