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Fourth Round of Community Grants Awarded to Small Haitian Nonprofits

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As part of its $500,000 commitment to fund small, grassroots Haitian nonprofits who are helping their communities recover from January’s earthquake, Direct Relief International has recently awarded a fourth round of specifically targeted grants. The groups receiving the latest grants are: Mouvement Paysan de l’Acul du Nord (Peasant Movement of Acul du Nord) Despite the lack of earthquake damage in the […]

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Direct Relief Expediting In-Country Medical Aid Delivery for Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is expediting the in-country delivery of urgently needed medical supplies to organizations supporting people affected by flooding in Pakistan. Abbott Laboratories in Pakistan is donating the children’s oral rehydration solution Pedialyte and the pharmaceutical Entamizole, used to treat gastrointestinal infections including acute amoebic dysentery and giardia, which are common when people are exposed to contaminated standing water […]

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A Hope for Safe Delivery

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For the last two and a half years Direct Relief has been supporting Maridi County Hospital through its partnership with AMREF in Southern Sudan.  Maridi County has an estimated population of at least 500,000, but in reality no one knows the true population size as people are still returning from the refugee camps in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of […]

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Better Health for Southern Sudan

Better Health for Southern Sudan

Dr. Mike Marks and I just returned from visiting AMREF and the National Health Training institute (NHTI) in Southern Sudan. NHTI was established in 1998 as a school to train clinical officers.  In 2006 it began training community midwives and is now running a third training program, for public health officers. NHTI has graduated 269 clinical officers and 26 community midwives; […]

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Direct Relief Delivering Needed Aid for Pakistan Flood Response

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Direct Relief International is sending an initial shipment of more than $335,000 (wholesale) in medical aid to support the emergency response to extensive flooding in Pakistan. Marie Stopes Society Pakistan (MSSP), a longtime partner, will receive the shipment to equip medical camps in each of the 22 districts that have been affected. The delivery includes antibiotics, antifungal agents, and medical […]

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Direct Relief Responds to Pakistan Flooding with Up to $5 Million in Aid

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Santa Barbara, CA (August 10, 2010)—Direct Relief International announced today that it has made an initial commitment of up to $5 million in medical material aid for emergency flood relief efforts in Pakistan. The organization has been working closely with several longtime partners in Pakistan who are assisting the injured and displaced, which number a reported 13 million throughout the […]

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