Archive for the Disease Treatment & Prevention Category

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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Diabetes Care Enables Bolivian Father to Provide for His Family

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Don Antonio is able to care for his family again after receiving life-restoring treatment for his diabetes from Direct Relief’s partner in Cochabamba, Bolivia, El Centro Vivir Con Diabetes (CVCD). After 15 years living without treatment for the disease, Don Antonio began to lose his vision – which was detrimental to his ability to provide for his children and grandchild […]

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Chikungunya Outbreak: Emergency Aid Bound for Haiti

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#492786167 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief is sending emergency medicines and medical supplies to Haiti following an urgent request from the Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti who contacted Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team on Tuesday to request medicine for the chikungunya outbreak rapidly spreading across the island nation. The Haitian government formally declared a medical emergency […]

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Fistula Repair Camp Helps 100+ Women in Malawi Access Treatment

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With assistance from Direct Relief, 102 women were able to receive life-changing obstetric fistula treatment at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, during the Fistula Repair Camp that took place in May, coordinated by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-Malawi. Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal that results from prolonged and obstructed labor when women do not […]

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Updated Global Fistula Map, Expanded Efforts to Overcome Barriers to Care

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On May 23, 2014, the second annual International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Direct Relief released the annual update of the Global Fistula Map (more below) – a partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Fistula Foundation to consolidate global data on treatment access for fistula – and is expanding efforts to prevent obstetric fistula and increase life-restoring […]

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How Neutrogena’s Buy 1 + Donate 1 Sunscreen Program Protects People in Need

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Just one severe sunburn in early childhood can lead to skin cancer later in life. But sunscreen isn’t affordable for every family. To help people in need in the U.S. and around the world access sun protection, Direct Relief has been working with Neutrogena for the past two years to provide sunscreen to people who would otherwise not be able […]

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