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More Than $1.3 Million in Needed Medical Aid Sent to Haiti

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More than $1.3 million in medical aid has been dispatched over the past week to partners in Haiti caring for people in need. As the rainy season approaches, preventing disease and infection among those living in crowded camps and in flimsy shelters is a growing health concern.  Christian Aid Ministries (CAM), which operates medical clinics in Haiti, received this week a […]

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Direct Relief Delivers Critically Needed Insulin to Haiti

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Direct Relief delivered on Monday a total of 6,000 vials of insulin valued at $240,318 (wholesale) to two Haiti facilities treating diabetic patients: Partners in Health (PIH) and Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS). Specifically requested by physicians from PIH and HAS, this donation is especially significant for the many people with diabetes in need of insulin in Haiti. Insulin requires specialized shipping a tightly controlled temperature range […]

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Staff in Haiti Supporting Short- and Long-Term Recovery

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Direct Relief staff in Haiti has been pursuing all channels to help Haitians recover from last month’s devastating earthquake, and is working to fill immediate and long-term needs. This week, the team has: Delivered by helicopter a shipment of medical aid to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, north of Port-au-Prince. The well-established hospital has a surgical and orthopedic practice, and has been […]

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Direct Relief Staff in Haiti Delivering Medical Aid to Partners

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This week, Direct Relief staff in Haiti has been distributing critically needed medical material aid from its secure warehouse outside Port-au-Prince to partners caring for people injured in last month’s earthquake. On Monday, the team disbursed medical aid to partners Real Medicine Foundation and Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT), and delivered a truckload of specifically requested materials and medicines […]

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More than $16.3 Million in Medical Material Arrives at Direct Relief’s Haiti Warehouse

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Direct Relief staff in Haiti received this week more than 16 tons of medical material aid, which will be managed and allocated to partners through Direct Relief’s secure warehouse outside Port-au-Prince. Valued at more than $16.3 million, the medical material includes a range of critically needed items, from surgical supplies and equipment to antibiotics and pain medications. With partner healthcare […]

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Two New Aid Shipments En Route to Haiti

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Two new shipments are en route to Haiti, destined for Direct Relief partners Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) and Justinian University Hospital (JUH). Located in Deschapelles and Cap-Haitien, respectively, these facilities are treating large numbers of people injured in the earthquake, and are receiving medical aid they have specifically requested to continue their crucial work. HAS is a full-service hospital with an orthopedics […]

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