International Work

Responding to the Latest Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

The bleach and buckets sent to HAS Haiti are being used to prevent further spread of cholera. Photo courtesy of HAS Haiti.

Direct Relief’s emergency response team recently sent 600 gallons of bleach and 200 buckets with spigots to its partner Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS Haiti) to help prevent the spread of cholera as the latest outbreak continues. Cholera is a highly-contagious waterborne disease that can kill a person within hours if not properly treated. However, with swift medical care and the right supplies, 80 […]

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Medicines Arrive to Help People on Honduran Island of Roatan

Truckloads of medicine from Direct Relief arrived in Roatan on Tuesday.

More than 2,000 boxes containing $4 million worth of medicines and supplies delivered by Direct Relief arrived on Tuesday at the island of Roatan – located off the northern coast of Honduras. The medicines will be distributed by Intensive Heart Ventures to eight health care facilities treating people in need:  Clinica Esperanza; Roatan Hospital; Centro de Salud-Los Fuertes; Centro de Salud-French Harbour; […]

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Kenyan Woman Regains Hope After Fistula Repair

anna fistula survivor - Photo by Jane Lehnhoff

One of Direct Relief’s GlaxoSmithKline PULSE volunteers, Jane Lehnhoff,  is based at our partner organization OGRA Foundation in Kisumu, Kenya where she is supporting our work to expand obstetric fistula treatment to women in the region. A registered nurse, Jane has been able to assist with fistula surgery while there and is also organizing a support group for the women after […]

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Increasing Access to Pneumonia Treatment for Children in Liberia

A Frontline Health Worker leads a focus group in the town of Doweh, Liberia. Photo courtesy of Last Mile Health.

With support from Direct Relief, aid organization Last Mile Health (known in Liberia as Tiyatien Health) trained 10 Frontline Health Workers (FHW) in the last year to identify, treat, and refer children with symptoms of pneumonia – the number one cause of death of children under five worldwide. Recent data reveals that in less than six months of project implementation, the number of children […]

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Responding to the Dengue Fever Outbreak in Honduras

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Direct Relief is preparing an emergency air shipment of medicine to partner Proyecto Aldea Global/Project Global Village  to address the outbreak of dengue fever in Honduras.  With more than 8,380 cases reported to date, dengue has been on a steady rise in Honduras since June, tripling the number of cases recorded at this time in 2012. Project Global Village works […]

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From the Field: Providing Care for Children in Cambodia

More children we met during our visits.

Our Asia and Middle East Program Manager, Joe Harrison, is currently traveling in Southeast Asia, visiting Direct Relief’s partners who treat people in need of health care and other services. Below is his update from Cambodia.  On our first day in Siem Reap, David Shoemaker of Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) took our team along with him on a home […]

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