Disease Treatment & Prevention

More Ebola Aid Bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone

Ebola Relief Shipment

Another wave of aid supplies to help save lives in areas affected by the Ebola crisis left Direct Relief’s headquarters this week, bound for Sierra Leone and Liberia. The shipments – valued at $4.8 million (wholesale) – contain items urgently requested by health workers in the field such as gloves, soap, IV fluids, and the antibiotic ciprofloxacin to help treat […]

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Culturally Sensitive Care Reduces Hypertension Among Diabetes Patients

Asian Health Services

In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Direct Relief is spotlighting Asian Health Services (AHS), a health center that cares for people in need across Alameda County, Calif. and has developed an innovative approach to assist its predominately Asian patients with diabetes. When Lily* began taking care of her ailing mother, the stressed 58-year-old’s own health started to suffer. After a […]

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Ebola Threatens Childhood Pneumonia Treatment in Liberia

Childhood Pneumonia Liberia (FY13) (2)

The West Africa Ebola epidemic has killed 5,160 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. However, what isn’t reported is the number of people who have died of preventable and treatable conditions, like pneumonia, because the entire health system has been severely disrupted – health facilities are not operating, patients are afraid, health care workers are afraid, and medicine, […]

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63 People Survived Ebola Today, a Hospital in Sierra Leone Reports

Mom + 2 wk baby survivor

63 people left the Hastings Treatment Center in Sierra Leone today Ebola free, according to staff at the Medical Research Centre. Direct Relief works with MRC to supply the Hastings Treatment Center with medicines and personal protective equipment for Ebola care. Hastings’ update today follows last month’s news from the treatment center of the youngest Ebola survivor – a two-week-old girl thought to have contracted […]

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Ebola Response: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Grants $1 Million to Direct Relief

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Last month, Philanthropist Paul G. Allen announced he is increasing his commitment to fight Ebola to at least $100 million. Today, Mr. Allen announced a $1 million grant to Direct Relief to scale up the organization’s relief efforts in Ebola-affected West African nations. The effects of Ebola extend well beyond those infected. The side effect is depriving people of basic human needs. These grants […]

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6 Month Update: Response to the World’s Deadliest Ebola Epidemic

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Since the Ebola virus erupted in West Africa six months ago, Direct Relief has provided frontline health workers fighting to contain the outbreak with more than 140 tons of medical resources valued at $6.98 million (wholesale). In addition, Direct Relief is working with local medical staff and Ministries of Health to support the broader health system by strengthening the in-bound […]

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