Archive for the International Work Category

Training Skilled Birth Attendants in Haiti

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Coinciding with the three year anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Direct Relief announced a $30,000 grant this week to be used for a year-long training program to enhance the skills of 180 birth attendants working in Haiti. This program will result in safer deliveries for thousands of women and reduce the overall maternal mortality rate in Haiti […]

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Beyond Recovery: Delivering Care Three Years After the Haiti Earthquake

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Nearly three years after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, taking a quarter of a million lives and leaving millions more injured and homeless, Direct Relief continues to support the most vulnerable people in the country with essential medications and supplies that they otherwise would likely go without. Backed by the massive generosity of private and […]

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Partnership Launched to Fight Fistula in Pakistan

Fistula Patient and Advocate. Photo courtesy of Koohi Goth Hospital.

As the New Year begins, Direct Relief is excited to announce a new program that aims to significantly increase the availability of obstetric fistula treatment and to improve prevention efforts to reduce the occurrence of this devastating childbirth injury in Pakistan. Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged and obstructed labor without prompt medical intervention. Fistula affects […]

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Bright Future Ahead for Young Girl in Pakistan with Prosthetic Limb

Ain-Ul-Haya is treated at the CHAL Rehabilitation Center in Balakot, Pakistan.

This fall, a team of staff - including International Program Coordinator, Joe Harrison - traveled to Pakistan to visit local health care partners. Much of the trip was an eye-opening experience for Harrison, but one particular girl’s story will always remain in his memory. He shares his uplifting reflection below: At just one year old, Ain-Ul-Haya was one of the millions severely injured when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake […]

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Improving the Lives of Mothers and Children in Indonesia

A mother with her new baby at Bumi Sedat Indonesia.

Last week, Direct Relief announced continued support for Yayasan Bumi Sehat, a nonprofit organization based in Bali, Indonesia, that provides holistic delivery services and pre- and post-natal care to women and children of Bali and Aceh, Indonesia. The multi-year grant was made in the memory of Glenda Martin, herself a midwife, who had a deep affinity for the people and […]

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Supplies Delivered to Six Health Centers in Rural Haiti

Delivery to the health center in Mussotte, one of six receiving a shipment of medicines and supplies..

Recently, Direct Relief donated a truckload of essential medications and supplies to Haiti Help Med Plus, a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by Haitian expatriates with the goal of improving the quality of life and participating in the sustainable socioeconomic rebirth of Haiti. Haiti Help Med Plus works to supply all local health centers with equipment and materials needed to […]

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