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Additional Aid Dispatched to Bangladesh, India

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With more than 3.9 million people affected by Cyclone Aila, Direct Relief has provided additional aid consignments to partners caring for the displaced in India and Bangladesh. Emergency response modules containing medical supplies have been sent to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in India and Sangkalpa Trust in Bangladesh, two longtime Direct Relief partners working in-country and with extensive experience in emergency response. To […]

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Direct Relief Medical Aid Supports Cyclone Aila Response

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Direct Relief’s consignment of medical aid delivered in advance of cyclone season has been activated in response to Cyclone Aila, which struck May 25, displacing more than 500,000 people in Bangladesh. A 40-foot ocean container of medical supplies and medicines, valued at $477,780 (wholesale), was delivered May 13 to Sangkalpa Trust in advance of cyclone season. The consignment included materials specifically needed during cyclone […]

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Direct Relief Sends Swine Flu Aid to Mexico Pediatric Hospital and Additional U.S. Clinics

Baxter and GSK Supplies for H1N1 in Mexico

This week, Direct Relief International has delivered additional protective medical supplies to partner clinics in the U.S. and a consignment of aid to the National Institute of Pediatrics in Mexico City in response to the H1N1 (“Swine”) Flu outbreak. The 500-bed public hospital, which provides free treatment to low-income children up to age 17, is receiving specifically requested Tylenol to help treat […]

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Abbott Responds to Bolivia’s Urgent Need for Antibiotics

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The heavy rain that has exacerbated Bolivia’s dengue fever outbreak has also triggered flare-ups in infections requiring antibiotics, such as Coqueluchoide Syndrome, a respiratory illness similar to whooping cough that can be easily treated with antibiotics. Through the generous support of global health care company Abbott, Rio Beni Health Project, Direct Relief’s local partner, has been able to distribute antibiotics […]

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Direct Relief Responding to Dengue Fever Outbreak in Bolivia

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Direct Relief has sent emergency medical aid to Bolivia, where an “unprecedented” dengue fever epidemic has struck almost 34,000 people. Chief among the products included in the emergency consignment is the analgesic Tylenol, a critically needed medicine in response to dengue fever. McNeil Consumer Healthcare is supporting the emergency response with this donation, which will treat 11,500 fever episodes. Abbott […]

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Gaza: Direct Relief Providing Support for Clinics, Hospitals

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Direct Relief International is working with colleague nonprofit organization American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) to provide humanitarian assistance in Gaza. Direct Relief today released six tons of essential medicines, supplies, and durable medical equipment valued at $323,972 (wholesale) for use in clinics and hospitals throughout Gaza as well as facilities supported by ANERA in the West Bank. The specifically […]

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