Archive for the Healthcare Provider-Partner Updates Category

Partner Spotlight: St. Charles Community Health Center

This is part of our partner interview series featuring James Comeaux of St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling, LA. St. Charles Community Health Center (SCCHC) based in Luling, Louisiana, has provided quality, accessible primary healthcare services to their community’s uninsured and underinsured populations since 2002. Their network of five centers provides comprehensive services to more than 16,000 patients. Services […]

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Clinic Partner: Rugarma Hospital, Uganda

Baby after C-Section at Rugarama Hospital

Rugarama Hospital is a private not for profit Hospital situated in Kabale a south western district of Uganda just north of Rwanda; the District population is over 500,000.  The Uganda  under-five mortality rate is at  99 deaths/1,000 live births (2010)  and the Maternal mortality also remains rather high in Uganda at 430 deaths/100,000 live births (2008). Most women die as […]

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Addressing the Health Care Gap in Detroit

CHASS Center

This is part of our partner interview series featuring Mark Kirsch of Community Health and Social Services, Detroit, MI Nearly 40 years ago, community hospitals throughout Southwest Detroit closed. Healthcare providers fled the city to work in the suburbs leaving a gap in healthcare services for the city’s residents. To address the need and increase access to care, Community Health […]

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Haiti’s Largest Physical Rehabilitation Center Opens

Healing Hands

With assistance from Direct Relief International, Healing Hands for Haiti opened its doors Monday at the new Klinik Kay Kapab, Haiti’s largest physical rehabilitation center, offering comprehensive rehabilitation care for adults and children. Healing Hands for Haiti, which provides tailor-made prosthetics and orthotics, provides rehabilitation, and trains nurses and field technicians, has worked in Haiti for 12 years. Their facility […]

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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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Steven Colon, President of FEDES discusses Chile’s 8.8 earthquake

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Two years ago today, Chile suffered a devastating 8.8 earthquake. Direct Relief partner Steven Colon of FEDES works with the poor to make sure they get access to health care and education. On his recent visit to Direct Relief’s warehouse, he shared some of his thoughts, challenges and thanks to everyone who helps make his work possible.

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