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Uganda Terrorist Bombings: Direct Relief Responds

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Santa Barbara, CA, July 13, 2010—In response to the July 11 terrorist bombings in Kampala, Direct Relief International today authorized an immediate cash grant of $30,000 to cover emergency medical needs of victims. The funds are being provided to AMREF’s (African Medical Research and Education Foundation) Uganda office in response to an urgent request from the Ministry of Health struggling […]

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Six-Month Update: The Plan for Haiti

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Since the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital on January 12, 2010, Direct Relief International has provided over 400 tons of emergency medical assistance worth more than $45.4 million to 53 Haitian healthcare facilities, international medical teams, mobile medical clinics, tent-based hospitals, and medical units at camps for displaced people across the country. This response has been the largest, most […]

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Direct Relief Awards Five New Community Grants in Haiti

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Direct Relief is awarding five new Community Grants to support the work grassroots groups are doing in Haiti to help their communities recover from the affects of January’s devastating earthquake. The new recipients are: Foundation Hope for Haiti Foundation Hope for Haiti, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, promotes community sustainable development, decentralization, education, civic involvement, and health. Its core […]

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Direct Relief Hosts Haiti’s Director of Pharmacy and Key Leader from Management Sciences for Health

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Last week, Direct Relief hosted two visitors from Haiti who are instrumental in re-establishing and redesigning Haiti’s healthcare system: Mrs. Flaurine Joseph, Haiti’s Director of Pharmacy, and Dr. Georges Dubuche, of Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Mrs. Joseph emphasized during her visit that tracking and identification of pharmaceuticals has long challenged health administrators in Haiti. Since the earthquake, the volume […]

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Direct Relief Grants $100,000 to One Heart World-Wide for Health Program

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Direct Relief International is granting at least $100,000 to One Heart World-Wide (OHW) to launch a maternal and child health program in partnership with Qinghai University Hospital in Xining, China. The grant will help One Heart provide life-saving services to at-risk women and children in Tibet who have been devastated by the recent 6.9-earthquake that killed an estimated 2,000 people and damaged […]

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$150,000 in Grants Awarded to Local Groups in Haiti

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As part of its initiative to help fund grassroots organizations helping their communities recover from January’s earthquake, Direct Relief International has awarded $150,000 in grants to six local groups working in Haiti. Batey Relief Alliance Founded in 1997, the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) addresses the socioeconomic and health needs of children and families severely affected by poverty, disease, and hunger […]

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