Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Aid Arrives for People Affected by Deadly U.S. Tornadoes

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Emergency medical aid arrived today at two health clinics in Arkansas treating people affected by this week’s deadly series of tornadoes in the South and Midwest, with more relief shipments leaving this week. Direct Relief’s free clinic partners, Conway Interfaith Clinic in Conway, Ark. and Corning Area Health Care, Inc‘s family medical site in Pocahontas, Ark. will use the supplies of […]

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Improving Philippines Typhoon Response With Satellite Technology

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A little over one week ago, I traveled to the Philippines with colleagues from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and Palantir Technologies to review progress on our shared CGI commitment to improve disaster response through better data analysis. The joint commitment began in 2012 following the response to Hurricane Sandy. Unlike the situation in New York, in the Philippines we realized that […]

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Responding to the Most Destructive Tornado Outbreak of the Year

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In the wake of the most destructive tornado outbreak of the year, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has offered medical assistance to its nonprofit health center partners across the U.S. located near areas affected by Sunday’s deadly string of storms. At least 18 people are reported dead, hundreds more are injured, and thousands are still without power following 31 recorded tornadoes that touched […]

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Training Health Workers in Remote Philippine Communities

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Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to facilitate long-term typhoon recovery efforts.  He shares a report from the field below: In the Philippines, the island barangays, or villages, in the Municipality of Concepcion are geographically isolated, costing residents more money and time to access health care. During periods of inclement weather, accessing the […]

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Reconstructing Typhoon-Damaged Health Stations in the Philippines

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Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to facilitate long-term typhoon recovery efforts.  He shares a report from the field below: All 16 of the Barangay Health Stations in the Municipality of Concepcion were damaged in the typhoon.  As an essential safety net for medical care in remote communities, Direct Relief sponsored the reconstruction of two priority health […]

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Medical Clinics Treat 2,000 Philippines Typhoon Survivors

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Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to facilitate long-term typhoon recovery efforts.  He shares a report from the field below: It was clear after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck that the people living in the Municipality of Concepcion – the typhoon’s fifth point of landfall - would need medical assistance. All of the Barangay (village) Health […]

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