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Ebola Relief: Emergency Medical Supplies Bound for Guinea

Direct Relief Ebola Shipment

Direct Relief sent its 19th emergency shipment of Ebola supplies today to the Ministry of Health in Guinea (photos and videos found here). Weighing roughly 3,000 pounds, the shipment contains laboratory testing equipment from BD (blood collection sets), face masks, and medical gloves. In total, Direct Relief has delivered 140 tons of medical aid to Ebola-hit regions since the outbreak erupted in spring. 47 […]

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A Map of Community Health Workers in sub-Saharan Africa

1 Million Health Workers Map

As Ebola prompts calls and support for a much needed increase in the number of trained community health workers, it is critical that we understand where these workers are and where coverage gaps exist. To that end, Direct Relief and Esri developed a map to track the availability of community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa. The map supports the 1 Million Community Health Workers Campaign – a collaboration between the […]

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Direct Relief Names Dawn Long New Director of Information, Technology, and Quality

Direct Relief is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Long to Director of Information, Technology and Quality. In this role, Long is charged with strategic leadership and oversight of Direct Relief’s information technology and quality management functions. Using commercial-grade technologies such as SAP and Palantir, Direct Relief manages and delivers vast quantities of life-saving medicines to thousands of health […]

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Statement Regarding Donations for the West Africa Ebola Outbreak

Ebola Relief Shipment

Donate Now >> Direct Relief relies on charitable contributions to conduct humanitarian assistance throughout the United States and globally. As we respond to the needs of people affected by Ebola in West Africa, Direct Relief wishes to note its policy regarding donor-designated contributions as it has done in previous high-profile emergencies (such as Typhoon Haiyan last year, Superstorm Sandy the […]

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Direct Relief Maintains Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Rating

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Direct Relief is excited to announce it has maintained a 4-star rating (the highest possible) from Charity Navigator in recognition of high performance in finance, accountability, and transparency. As America’s largest and most utilized independent evaluator of charities that exists anywhere, Charity Navigator works to guide donors toward more intelligent giving. In addition to maintaining Charity Navigator’s 4-star accreditation, Direct […]

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Direct Relief Alum Annie Maxwell Named President of Skoll Global Threats Fund

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I’m excited to share a piece of news that recently came across my desk. Annie Maxwell, our former colleague at Direct Relief, a Santa Barbara native, and a dear friend, continues to make us proud as the Skoll Global Threats Fund’s new president. “President Maxwell” always sounded right to me, as I’m sure it has for everyone who’s had the […]

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