Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Abbott Responds to Bolivia’s Urgent Need for Antibiotics

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The heavy rain that has exacerbated Bolivia’s dengue fever outbreak has also triggered flare-ups in infections requiring antibiotics, such as Coqueluchoide Syndrome, a respiratory illness similar to whooping cough that can be easily treated with antibiotics. Through the generous support of global health care company Abbott, Rio Beni Health Project, Direct Relief’s local partner, has been able to distribute antibiotics […]

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Direct Relief Responding to Dengue Fever Outbreak in Bolivia

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Direct Relief has sent emergency medical aid to Bolivia, where an “unprecedented” dengue fever epidemic has struck almost 34,000 people. Chief among the products included in the emergency consignment is the analgesic Tylenol, a critically needed medicine in response to dengue fever. McNeil Consumer Healthcare is supporting the emergency response with this donation, which will treat 11,500 fever episodes. Abbott […]

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Additional Medical Aid Set for Arkansas Ice Storm-Affected Areas

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Direct Relief International has sent additional emergency aid to those still feeling the effects of the ice storm that swept across Arkansas and other southeastern states in late January. Boston Mountain Rural Health Center in Marshall and Corning Area Health Center in Corning are both set to receive aid from Direct Relief’s Santa Barbara, California warehouse. The bulk of the […]

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Direct Relief Overnights Emergency Aid to Arkansas Following Worst Ice Storm in Decades

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To aid residents affected by the recent ice storms, Direct Relief International sent 1,500 personal care packs via FedEx to health center partners in northern Arkansas in the first wave of emergency assistance. A state of emergency was declared January 28 in 48 counties in Arkansas, where ice storms have downed trees and caused massive power and water outages to 310,000 […]

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Gaza: Direct Relief Providing Support for Clinics, Hospitals

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Direct Relief International is working with colleague nonprofit organization American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) to provide humanitarian assistance in Gaza. Direct Relief today released six tons of essential medicines, supplies, and durable medical equipment valued at $323,972 (wholesale) for use in clinics and hospitals throughout Gaza as well as facilities supported by ANERA in the West Bank. The specifically […]

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Direct Relief Provides $12,000 in Grants to Tea Fire Victims

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Direct Relief International has approved cash grants totaling $12,000 to residents affected by the devastating November 2008 Tea Fire, which destroyed 210 homes in the foothills of Santa Barbara and Montecito. The grants are being paid with designated contributions Direct Relief received to support Tea Fire victims. Aid recipients were identified through the Tea Fire Long Term Recovery Committee, an […]

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