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Deckers Volunteers Pack Hygiene Kits

Deckers volunteers pack hygiene kits at Direct Relief Headquarte

Deckers volunteers came to the Direct Relief warehouse today to prepare and pack hygiene kits for partners in Haiti.  The kits are filled with shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and other personal hygiene items to treat one family for a month.  The kits packaged in an FDA approved container for holding clean drinkable water that can be reused by the families for […]

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David Walton of Partners in Health visits Direct Relief

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“Expect phone calls” Dr. David Walton told a roomful of Direct Relief employees Monday afternoon during a presentation on his work building Haiti’s most advanced medical center through Partners in Health, a Boston-based nonprofit which seeks to provide free healthcare for the poor through education, training and treatment. The Harvard-educated medical doctor has worked with Partners in Health for 14 […]

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Childhood Pneumonia

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What it is. Childhood pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, often caused by common viruses. Why it matters. Pneumonia is more deadly than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Who it’s affecting. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five, killing an estimated 1.6 million children worldwide each year. The majority of children who die from pneumonia […]

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Google’s Eric Schmidt Visits Direct Relief

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt visited Direct Relief’s warehouse headquarters last week with CNN and Newsweek journalist Fareed Zakaria to review how the organization’s use of information technology is being applied to humanitarian health programs and emergency preparedness and response. Under Schmidt’s tenure as Google CEO, from which he recently stepped down from to become Executive Chairman, the technology company […]

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Direct Relief in Contact with Bolivia Partners

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Amidst the flooding in Bolivia, Direct Relief International is in contact with its local partner network in the country and is currently seeking the most efficient and safest route into the devastated area. Direct Relief has strong relationships with several partners in Bolivia, including ProMujer and PROSALUD whom Direct Relief will support with emergency medical aid in response to the […]

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