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Direct Relief Awards Five New Community Grants in Haiti

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Direct Relief is awarding five new Community Grants to support the work grassroots groups are doing in Haiti to help their communities recover from the affects of January’s devastating earthquake. The new recipients are: Foundation Hope for Haiti Foundation Hope for Haiti, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, promotes community sustainable development, decentralization, education, civic involvement, and health. Its core […]

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Direct Relief Hosts Haiti’s Director of Pharmacy and Key Leader from Management Sciences for Health

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Last week, Direct Relief hosted two visitors from Haiti who are instrumental in re-establishing and redesigning Haiti’s healthcare system: Mrs. Flaurine Joseph, Haiti’s Director of Pharmacy, and Dr. Georges Dubuche, of Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Mrs. Joseph emphasized during her visit that tracking and identification of pharmaceuticals has long challenged health administrators in Haiti. Since the earthquake, the volume […]

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Direct Relief Grants $100,000 to One Heart World-Wide for Health Program

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Direct Relief International is granting at least $100,000 to One Heart World-Wide (OHW) to launch a maternal and child health program in partnership with Qinghai University Hospital in Xining, China. The grant will help One Heart provide life-saving services to at-risk women and children in Tibet who have been devastated by the recent 6.9-earthquake that killed an estimated 2,000 people and damaged […]

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$150,000 in Grants Awarded to Local Groups in Haiti

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As part of its initiative to help fund grassroots organizations helping their communities recover from January’s earthquake, Direct Relief International has awarded $150,000 in grants to six local groups working in Haiti. Batey Relief Alliance Founded in 1997, the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) addresses the socioeconomic and health needs of children and families severely affected by poverty, disease, and hunger […]

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Direct Relief Assembling Needed Medical Aid for Guatemala, El Salvador

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Direct Relief International is assembling needed medical aid for Guatemala and El Salvador to assist people injured in and displaced by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Agatha and the eruption of Pacaya Volcano. An initial consignment of antibiotics, antifungal agents, and medicines to treat respiratory conditions is being prepared to send to Caritas de Guatemala, a trusted partner that has […]

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Direct Relief Responding to Flooding and Volcano Eruption in Central America

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Direct Relief International is reaching out today to partners in El Salvador and Guatemala to offer assistance after widespread evacuations and damage from two natural disasters, the eruption of Pacaya volcano and flooding from Tropical Storm Agatha. The organization is tapping into its standing inventory to resource needed items to treat the reported more than 115,000 people affected and displaced. More than 100 people […]

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