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From The Field: Bidada Hospital, India

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This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Mat Maccalla. The opening ceremony for Bidada Hospital’s 33rd medical and surgical camp was held on January 3, 2007. I arrived at the facility the following day, and the medical screenings, consultations, and pre-operative services were already in full swing. The hospital is administered by the Shree Bidada Sarvodaya […]

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Staff Story: Remembering the Asian Tsunami

This is a personal story by Direct Relief  Employee Matt MacCalla. On December 26, 2006, in a modest event commemorating the second anniversary of the Asian Tsunami, a small assembly of people, including officials from India’s national and local governments, gathered in the Andaman Island capital of Port Blair. Together, they intended to illustrate that there is more than grief to […]

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Staff Story: South India Visit

This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Mat Maccalla. I went to southern India to visit a hospital that was using a telemedicine van that Direct Relief International had bought for them. Recently there had been an international conference about the van put on by the United Nations and the Indian Space and Research Organization, […]

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Direct Relief Provides Emergency Assistance in Flood-Affected Areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia

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Direct Relief’s shipment of critically needed medical supplies to Kenya’s flooding zones arrived today in Rabuor, Kenya, home of in-country partner the OGRA Foundation. The shipment contained $201,761 (wholesale) worth of essential antibiotics, analgesics, and other drugs and supplies designed to combat infections, aid diabetics, and help medical professionals at the OGRA Foundation’s two clinics in the Kisumu and Nyando […]

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Preparing Aid for Flooded Regions in Horn of Africa

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Direct Relief International is preparing emergency shipments of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals valued at nearly $1 million to three in-country partners in response to the recent flooding in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. The flooding in the Horn of Africa has killed more than 150 people and continues to affect over 1.8 million others. The flooding has exacerbated an already serious […]

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Helping India Combat Lethal Chikungunya Outbreak

In response to an epidemic of the chikungunya virus that is sweeping through India, Direct Relief International is providing cash support to its health partners in the region to combat the virus and treat patients infected by the virus. Direct Relief has committed $14,664 in cash for the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS) in Cochin, Kerala, […]

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