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Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies in Haiti

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Haiti has the highest rates of infant, under-five and maternal mortality in the Western hemisphere. In a major effort to reduce maternal mortality and improve the health of moms and babies, Direct Relief International is providing medical equipment and supplies to boost the capacity at eight hospitals across Haiti. An estimated 60,000 pregnant women will receive quality medical care and […]

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Women and Health Alliance Receive Emergency Shipment

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Women and Health Alliance  (WAHA) International in Kenya received an emergency shipment of medicines and medical supplies from Direct Relief last week.   The pharmaceuticals and medical supplies were specifically requested to support maternal and child health care at Dadaab Hospital, where the famine and humanitarian health crisis continues to affect residents and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP).  The 10,000-pound shipment included […]

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Haiti: 2.5 Million Children to be Vaccinated

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Direct Relief International is playing a major role in a historic campaign to vaccinate 2.5 million Haitian children under 10 years old.  Working with global medical technology company BD, Direct Relief is supplying BD syringes and needles to make these immunizations possible.  The vaccination will be provided without cost, and the initial focus will be on measles, rubella, and polio. […]

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Haiti’s Largest Physical Rehabilitation Center Opens

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With assistance from Direct Relief International, Healing Hands for Haiti opened its doors Monday at the new Klinik Kay Kapab, Haiti’s largest physical rehabilitation center, offering comprehensive rehabilitation care for adults and children. Healing Hands for Haiti, which provides tailor-made prosthetics and orthotics, provides rehabilitation, and trains nurses and field technicians, has worked in Haiti for 12 years. Their facility […]

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Fiji: Cyclone Daphne Shipment Sent

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A 53-foot truck filled to capacity with critically-needed medicines just left the Direct Relief warehouse and is on its way to partners in Fiji, where Cyclone Daphne has severely impacted the island nation. These medicines will be distributed to 8 hospitals, 40 health centers, and 16 nursing stations – all of which are providing medical care to people affected by […]

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Emergency Aid Shipped to Fiji

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We are assembling an emergency air shipment of essential medicines and medical supplies for the Savusavu Foundation in Fiji in response to Tropical Cyclone Daphne.  News reports indicate that five people have died and at least 8,000 are in need of emergency shelter after the severe flooding and power outages. The emergency shipment to Savusavu Foundation will support three hospitals in the northern […]

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