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6 Month Update: Response to the World’s Deadliest Ebola Epidemic

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Since the Ebola virus erupted in West Africa six months ago, Direct Relief has provided frontline health workers fighting to contain the outbreak with more than 140 tons of medical resources valued at $6.98 million (wholesale). In addition, Direct Relief is working with local medical staff and Ministries of Health to support the broader health system by strengthening the in-bound […]

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5 Impressions From Caring for Syrian Refugees

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According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 6.8 million Syrians have been displaced and require humanitarian assistance since civil conflict began in 2011. Longtime Direct Relief board member Bert Green, MD recently led a mission to Jordon to provide medical care to refugees. Below are five impressions he shared after the trip. 1. War crosses all classes […]

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Tropical Cyclone Hudhud: Responding in India

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Direct Relief is in contact with health care partners on the ground in the region of India affected by Tropical Cyclone Hudhud and stands ready to provide support based on the needs assessments conducted in the next 48 hours. Tropical Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on Sunday near the eastern Indian city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) – home to two million people. […]

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Children in Indonesia Receive Nutritional Support from Abbott

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  To help children supported by the Sumba Foundation stay healthy and nourished, health care company Abbott has donated its nutritional product for children, PediaSure. Direct Relief worked with Abbott in Indonesia to arrange for an in-country drop shipment of more than 1,100 cans of the nutritional product, which was delivered last week. About Sumba The Sumba Foundation is a […]

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Direct Relief Honored by President of Guyana at Los Angeles Dinner

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After attending the United Nations General Assembly Meeting in New York, Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar and his wife, Deolatchmee Ramotar, stopped in Los Angeles to attend a special dinner hosted by Direct Relief partner organization, Guyana Medical Relief (GMR). During the dinner, held Sunday at the Luxe City Center Hotel, President Ramotar  recognized Direct Relief’s long-term medical assistance efforts and […]

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Four District Hospitals in Guyana Receive Critically Needed Medications

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Direct Relief recently sent a 38-pallet shipment to longtime partner Guyana Medical Relief to be distributed to four district hospitals treating people in need. Assistance to these public hospitals is part of a healthcare system strengthening program currently supported through a grant from the IZUMI Foundation. The two-year program – which involves the provision of medical material resources to district […]

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