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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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Fistula Treatment Gives Women in Tanzania A Reason to Smile

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Today I met Celestina, Nkwimba, Speciosa, and many other incredibly brave women who have found their way to the fistula ward at Bugando Medical Centre in Tanzania.  Their stories are different but revolve around the same theme: prolonged and obstructed labor, often in a village in absence of a trained birth attendant. When no baby is delivered after many long […]

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Aid to Bangladesh Tops $2.8 Million

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Nearly a year after massive and powerful Cyclone Sidr battered Bangladesh’s southern coast, Direct Relief continues to help with recovery. The size of Iowa, Bangladesh is home to more than 153 million people, nearly half of whom live on less than $1 per day and have extremely limited resources. Thanks to generous donations received on behalf of cyclone victims, Direct […]

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