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KAITEKI Institute to Donate 1000 Solar-powered Lights to Maternal and Child Health

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October 3, 2011 (Santa Barbara, CA)—Direct Relief International, a leading medical relief organization, today announced that the KAITEKI Institute has donated one thousand solar-powered lights made by the nonprofit organization Unite to Light to support its maternal and child health programs. The high-performance, long-lasting lights will be provided to support midwifery training programs in countries around the world. Edna Adan University […]

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Interactive Map Shows Irene’s Path, Aid at the Ready

Hurricane Irene on Direct Relief's Interactive Hurricane Map

Direct Relief International today released its interactive map depicting the both real-time data about Hurricane Irene and the organization’s network of partner clinics where hurricane aid has been pre-positioned. The map also includes the locations of additional partners in the Direct Relief safety net support network who can receive aid for people affected by the hurricane. See the map here […]

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Direct Relief Honored for Technology Innovation

Direct Relief Honored for Technology Innovation Santa Barbara, CA - Direct Relief International was named a 2011 Laureate for its innovative use of technology tonight at IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic, and educational change. Direct Relief won this honor in the Health category […]

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Direct Relief Featured at The National Health Data Initiative Forum

WASHINGTON D.C. — Direct Relief USA Director Damon Taugher was among a select group of presenters at the second annual National Health Data Initiative Forum yesterday. The event in Washington D.C., sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, profiled innovations in the use of federal data to improve health and health services. Taugher’s presentation highlighted Direct Relief’s new […]

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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 USA Launches Interactive Medical Aid Distribution Map

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December 16, 2010 (Santa Barbara, CA)—Direct Relief International launched today its Direct Relief USA Online Medical Aid Distribution Map, featuring a plotted distribution of more than 1,000 clinics and health centers that receive donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.  In addition, interactive healthcare data for more than 18 million uninsured and low-income patients is available. Combining technologies from SAP, Esri, and […]

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