Emergency Response

$20,000 Community Grant Supports Hospital at Quake Epicenter

Haiti Camejo Polyclinique

Direct Relief International has provided a $20,000 grant to Camejo Polyclinique in Leogane, Haiti, to fully equip the facility’s newly built operating room. At the epicenter of the January earthquake, Camejo is the only remaining hospital in Leogane, and it has 60,000 patients on its roster of the 400,000 people in the area. Drs. Marie and Joseph Charles—a husband-and-wife physician […]

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Haiti Cholera Outbreak: Report from the Field

Haiti Cholera Earthquake Response

Members of Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team are in Haiti assessing needs and managing the response to the cholera outbreak there; they sent this report: Here’s a quick update and some insights gleaned from conversations with people directly treating cholera patients. We are coordinating at the highest levels of government and providing needed medicines to Haiti’s health system. Here are a […]

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Direct Relief Equipping Partners Responding to Cholera Outbreak as Hurricane Tomas Looms

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This week, Direct Relief has distributed 27 pallets of medical material aid in Haiti to fill a critical need to treat cholera patients there, especially under threat as Hurricane Tomas looms. Partners in Health received 16 pallets to serve their patients in Mirebalais (an hour north of Port-au-Prince, where five people have died and 100 more need medical attention) and Saut-d’Eau. Hospital […]

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Direct Relief Readying Partners in Hurricane Tomas’ Path

Hurricane Tomas Haiti

With Hurricane Tomas predicted to impact Haiti on Friday, Direct Relief is coordinating closely with partners in Haiti to ensure that they are stocked and ready to respond as needed. Thanks to strong support from corporate donors, Direct Relief has been preparing partners across Haiti and in the hurricane’s projected path with medical aid to respond to an increase in […]

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Medical Aid Delivering to Vietnam to Help Flood Displaced

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To assist people affected by massive flooding in Vietnam, Direct Relief International is sending an emergency air shipment of medical aid to Marie Stopes International (MSI) Vietnam. The shipment of specifically requested and donated products includes Ensure from Abbott and the antibiotics erythromycin and ceftin from GlaxoSmithKline. According to news reports, in the past month more than 150 people have […]

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Direct Relief Delivers More Than $2.6 Million in Medical Aid for Pakistan Floods

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Since record floods hit Pakistan in September, Direct Relief International has delivered more than $2.6 million (wholesale) in medical aid for people affected by the emergency. The emergency infusion of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies has been sent to five key partners in Pakistan who have been treating flood survivors at their health facilities and through mobile medical clinics: Murshid Hospital […]

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