Archive for the Healthcare Provider-Partner Updates Category

Essential Fistula Surgery Equipment Arrives in Malawi

Direct Relief recently delivered a second shipment of medical supplies to the Bwaila Fistula Center in Lilongwe, Malawi, a facility committed to treating women with obstetric fistula. Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal that is caused by prolonged and obstructed labor. If untreated, a woman with obstetric fistula will experience constant and uncontrollable leakage of urine and/or […]

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Supporting Culturally-Sensitive Care at Denver Indian Health and Family Services

Denver Indian Health and Family Services provides care for more than 1,600 people annually.

Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Inc. (DIHFS), a Direct Relief health center partner located in downtown Denver, takes pride in their community and goes to great lengths to make sure their patients feel comfortable. “Native Americans like to come to a place with other Native Americans and native communities,” said Chief Operating Officer, Adrianne Maddux, adding that it’s helpful for […]

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Partnering with Denver Health to Strengthen Colorado&#39s Safety Net Care

Denver Health provides care for nearly 25 percent of Denver's population.

With approximately 767, 000 total annual outpatient visits, Direct Relief partner Denver Health and Hospitality Authority treats nearly 25 percent of people living in Denver, including one-third of its children, every year. Of the total patients served by the health system, approximately 340,000 patients are uninsured, many of whom are low-income. Denver Health has been in operation for 150 years, helping […]

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Grant Helps Women in Somalia Access Fistula Repair and Regain Dignity

Since the fistula ward opened in January, more than 57 life-changing repair surgeries have been performed.

Until recently, women in Somalia suffering from obstetric fistula – a devastating childbirth injury– had no where to turn for help within their own country. In response to the urgent need, Direct Relief partnered with Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA), providing the organization a $50,000 grant in November that helped Banadir Hospital – the largest maternal and child health care referral hospital in Somalia – open […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Pakistani Mom Travels 12 Hours For A Safe Birth

Wasila smiles with her baby. Photo courtesy of Murshid Hospital and Health Care Center.

At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from staff at Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centre – our partner in Karachi, Pakistan. Wasila Zahoor is one of the many mothers around the world who are willing to do everything necessary for the health […]

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More than Meals in St. Mary’s Dining Room

A patient receives treatment at the Dr. Virgil Gianellli Medical Clinic. Photo courtesy of St. Mary's Dining Room.

Despite the looming declaration of bankruptcy in their hometown, Direct Relief partner St. Mary’s Dining Room of Stockton, Calif., continues to respond to increasing poverty in San Joaquin County by providing free meals, health care, and other basic needs to people who have lost their home, are without insurance, and have financial burdens. The need for their services is great. Named […]

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