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Partner Spotlight: Every Child’s Dream Foundation

Partner Spotlight: Every Child's Dream Foundation

Direct Relief works with maternal and child health centers  around the world to make sure babies are born healthy. With the help of one of our amazing partners, not only do we help deliver essential medicines to newborns, but we help children enter the world knowing that someone cares about them. There are an estimated 300 million orphaned babies in the […]

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State of the Safety Net Release: Nonprofit Clinics Face Challenges

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An alarming majority of U.S. nonprofit health centers, community clinics, and free clinics are seeing increased patient numbers, expect to treat more patients without insurance and predict more challenging conditions in the upcoming year based on funding and patient trends, according to data released today in the largest national survey of these facilities. The findings are contained in Direct Relief’s […]

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Girls Inc Receives Sunscreen Donation

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This 4th of July millions of Americans won’t think twice about buying sunscreen to slather on in order to protect their skin while they enjoy the great outdoors. But for some, sunscreen is a luxury they can’t afford despite the knowledge that it prevents medical issues like skin cancer. Johnson & Johnson has supported Direct Relief’s efforts to get necessary […]

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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

David Walton, Partners in Health

“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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