Archive for the Maternal and Child Health Work Category

Obstetric Fistula: A Devastating But Fixable Womens Health Issue.

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Chances are, you haven’t heard of obstetric fistula. That’s because American’s haven’t suffered from fistula since the 19th century, when a fistula hospital stood on the site of today’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. Unfortunately, in developing countries where access to safe childbirth services are limited, an estimated two million women continue to suffer from this devastating condition. Obstetric fistula is primarily caused by prolonged and obstructed labor, when a woman goes for […]

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Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies in Haiti

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Haiti has the highest rates of infant, under-five and maternal mortality in the Western hemisphere. In a major effort to reduce maternal mortality and improve the health of moms and babies, Direct Relief International is providing medical equipment and supplies to boost the capacity at eight hospitals across Haiti. An estimated 60,000 pregnant women will receive quality medical care and […]

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Helping Uninsured Women with Family Planning

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Teva Pharmaceuticals has provided Direct Relief USA with a donation of women’s health products valued at $3 million (wholesale). The donation of 5,000 units of ParaGard®, an intrauterine copper contraceptive, will be distributed by Direct Relief to the network of clinic and health centers across the United States that are treating low-income people. ParaGard® is approved by the FDA for […]

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Women Who Rock (Health) International Women’s Day

Direct Relief is honored to partner with and support hundreds of remarkable women around the world who are making tangible gains in improving the health of their communities. Here we honor just a few champions who are making a real difference in the lives of women and girls every day. You can help support their work by sharing this album […]

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Launch of First Ever Global Fistula Map

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Exciting day for us as we launch the 1st-ever collaborative & interactive Global Fistula Map! The largest and most comprehensive map of available services for women living with obstetric fistula was launched today by Direct Relief International, the Fistula Foundation, and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The release of the Global Fistula Map, a major step forward in understanding […]

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Congratulations Worldwide Fistula Fund!

Worldwide Fistula Fund on opening their new fistula clinic in Danja, Niger

Congratulations to everyone at the Worldwide Fistula Fund on opening the Danja Fistula Center in Niger. Direct Relief worked closely with Danja Fistula Center surgeons and staff to arrange a donation of essential medical and surgical supplies needed to help the hospital to launch their program. Danja Fistula Center plans to provide up to 500 women per year with life-restoring surgery. The Executive Director […]

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