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She Will Be Beautiful Again

She Will be Beautiful Again Jacinta Before Treatment

Jacinta, an eight-year-old girl from southwestern Kenya, started complaining of a toothache three months ago. After the tooth was pulled, the swelling did not stop. Jacinta was taken to a health center where the clinical officer diagnosed a bacterial infection and prescribed antibiotics. Following treatment, the swelling in her jaw only continued to grow rapidly. Two months later Jacinta’s mother, […]

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Maternal Health at the End of the Road

Maternal Health at the End of the Road

By Lindsey Pollaczek For two hours we bump down a dusty red dirt road heading out of Soroti town toward the village of Kagwara, situated at the shore of Lake Kyoga, the second largest lake in Uganda. We are joined by members of AMREF Uganda and Terrewode, two organizations working in the Teso Region to improve outcomes for women during […]

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Commits Cash Support for Direct Relief’s Emergency Response in Uganda

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A longtime supporter of Direct Relief International’s ongoing humanitarian aid and emergency response efforts, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has generously assigned $15,000 in emergency funding to support the organization’s response to the deadly bombings July 11 in Kampala, Uganda. The funds will help AMREF (African Medical Research and Education Foundation) in Uganda to purchase needed medical supplies in-country to assist the […]

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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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