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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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Health, Happiness, and Disaster Response: 6 Quotes Worth Remembering from Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan

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Dr. Jaime “Jimmy” Galvez-Tan, MD, MPH, President of the Health Futures Foundation, Inc (HFI), former Health Secretary of the Philippines, and a charismatic radio host, recently visited Direct Relief’s headquarters where he presented on the extensive recovery efforts he’s leading in his home country – one still reeling from the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Dr. Tan offered updates on […]

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Direct Relief Women Raises Funds for 6,000 Safe Births

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Six thousand babies will be born safely thanks to the members of Direct Relief Women – a group that supports Direct Relief’s programs targeting maternal and child health – who raised $150,000 at their fourth annual Mother’s Day event held Thursday evening in Santa Barbara. “The events have helped a lot of women meet their babies for the first time […]

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Responding to the Miguelito Brushfire in California’s Central Coast

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Direct Relief is in contact with partners near the Miguelito brushfire near Lompoc, Calif. that began this afternoon and has grown to 150 acres. Residents living near the fire are under a mandatory evacuation order, reports KEYT NewsChannel3. Two evacuation centers have opened, with one specifically focused on helping people with medical needs resulting from the fire. The Emergency Response Team […]

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Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health Visits Headquarters

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Direct Relief was privileged to host renowned global humanitarian Dr. Paul Farmer on Sunday for a special reception drawing more than 150 guests who left inspired by his passion to help to people in need around the world access quality health care. A Harvard physician and medical anthropologist as well as subject of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest […]

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