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Medicine to Treat One Million People Arrives in Haiti

Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly (second from left) and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume (second from right) today announced the distribution of chikungunya treatment kits at Direct Relief's warehouse in Haiti.

Medicines to treat one million people – or nearly one in 10 Haitians – have arrived at Direct Relief’s warehouse in Port-au-Prince as the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus continues to spread throughout the Americas. Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume were on site today to announce the distribution of treatment kits to centers around the country. […]

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Ebola Response: Life-Saving Protective Gear Arrives in Sierra Leone

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Emergency supplies to protect health workers in Ebola hot zones arrived in Sierra Leone this week and are en route to Direct Relief’s partner Medical Research Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The shipment – valued at nearly $40,000 – contains more than 5,000 pounds of urgently needed protective equipment like gloves, masks, goggles, and gowns to help prevent health workers […]

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Ebola: Critical Supplies Headed to Liberia as Health Workers Fear Infection

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Another shipment of life-saving supplies is on the way to Liberia as doctors on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak report a severe shortage of the most needed items as they work to contain the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic to date. John Ly, Medical Director for Last Mile Health – Direct Relief’s partner in Liberia – reported last week that […]

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Ebola: Every Health Worker Must Be Supplied With Protective Gear

The Ebola isolation unit at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: Dr. Dan Kelly, Wellbody Alliance.

Facing a severe shortage of medical supplies and protective gear, health workers operating in the hot spots of the West African Ebola crisis are risking their own lives to help others. That’s why Dr. Dan Kelly, co-founder of Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, has returned to the frontlines of the Ebola crisis to help train health workers on how to […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Aid Arrives in Sierra Leone

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An emergency shipment of supplies for the deadly Ebola outbreak spreading across West Africa arrived this week at Direct Relief’s partner Wellbody Alliance in the Kono District of Sierra Leone.  The arrival coincides with the district’s first case of Ebola, which was confirmed on Tuesday. “The Direct Relief shipment is absolutely critical, as we are almost out of our existing […]

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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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