Archive for the Disease Treatment & Prevention Category

Helping Bolivians With Diabetes Access Comprehensive Care

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Daniel Muñoz, a volunteer at  El Centro Vivir con Diabetes (CVCD), a Direct Relief partner clinic in Bolivia, visited headquarters yesterday to present updates on the organization’s work  as the only nonprofit in Bolivia providing comprehensive care to people with diabetes. Diabetes is growing rapidly in South and Central America, where more than 26 million people live with the disease. Bolivia is no exception. […]

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Celebrating Victories in the Global Fight Against HIV

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Today is World AIDS Day, a day observed around the globe to raise awareness, remember those who have passed on, and celebrate the victories in improving access to HIV treatment and prevention services. Here at Direct Relief, we are collaborating with ministries of health, nongovernmental organizations and leading healthcare companies to equip front-line health providers in 45 developing countries throughout […]

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Supplies Treat Rising Number of Cholera Cases in Haiti After Sandy

Additional supplies from Direct Relief's hurricane modules arrive at Saint Therese hospital in Miragoane.

Medicines and supplies contained in Direct Relief’s pre-positioned hurricane modules in Haiti continue to be in high demand following Hurricane Sandy as partners report increases in patients numbers and disease cases, including cholera. Since the storm hit nearly one month ago, thousands of new cholera cases have been reported. The International Organization for Migration confirmed nearly 3,600 cases, but the […]

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Pre-Positioned Medicines Save Lives in Haiti

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Direct Relief’s partner, Visitation Hospital in Haiti, has saved lives and  provided care to more than 450 patients with the contents of  their hurricane preparedness module and anticipate they will treat hundreds more in the coming days with health needs on the rise after Hurricane Sandy. The module was sent to the Direct Relief warehouse in Port-au-Prince at the start of […]

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New Partnership Helps Children With Diabetes Worldwide Access Care

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On this World Diabetes Day, Direct Relief is pleased to announce a new collaboration with LifeScan, a medical product manufacturing company and corporate partner, in support of an extraordinary children’s diabetes support program, Life for a Child. Founded in 2001 with support from the Australian Diabetes Council and HOPE Worldwide, the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child (LFAC) program […]

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Monitoring Infectious Disease Trends After Sandy

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the winter storm which struck Wednesday and Thursday, Direct Relief continues to monitor possible infectious disease trends in addition to our elevated attention to chronic illness. Operational Biosurveillance, which Direct Relief helps to fund for their work specific to Haiti, has released an epidemiological forecast, or prediction of the likelihood for imminent spread of infectious disease, for […]

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