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Direct Relief Names Dawn Long New Director of Information, Technology, and Quality

Direct Relief is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Long to Director of Information, Technology and Quality. In this role, Long is charged with strategic leadership and oversight of Direct Relief’s information technology and quality management functions. Using commercial-grade technologies such as SAP and Palantir, Direct Relief manages and delivers vast quantities of life-saving medicines to thousands of health […]

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Ebola Response: Humanitarian Charter 747 Brings 100 Tons of Medical Aid to Fight Outbreak

A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departs John F. Kennedy International with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola.

New York, New York, Sept. 20, 2014 – A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport today with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola. The West Africa-bound airlift — the largest to depart the U.S. since the outbreak began — arrives in Sierra Leone Sunday morning and Liberia that afternoon. As confirmed […]

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Flash Poll: In States Expanding Medicaid, Community Health Centers Report More Patients, Fewer Uninsured

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  Direct Relief announces survey results from the  2014 Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO, an annual conference hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) NACHC honors Direct Relief with the Power of Partnership Award for efforts to help Community Health Centers serve their current patient-base of 23 million people. SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sep. 4, 2014 – […]

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Power of Partnership: Direct Relief Honored At National Community Health Center Conference

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SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 – The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) today honored Direct Relief, a humanitarian medical aid organization, for its unwavering commitment to supporting health centers across the United States that care for the nation’s most vulnerable people. The award was presented at NACHC’s 45th annual Community Health Institute (CHI) in San Diego, Calif., […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Direct Relief Teams Up with Airlink, Four Nonprofits to Fill a 737 with 15,000 Pounds of Aid Supplies

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ATX Air Services, LLC contributes plane, crew to fly aid to Liberia Fort Worth, TEXAS, Aug. 25, 2014 – In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds […]

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22 Companies Commit Medical Resources to Fight Ebola

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  Direct Relief announces a wave of corporate contributions in response to critical shortages of personal protective equipment and medical supplies at health facilities on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak. Direct Relief has rapidly mobilized 40 tons of essential medical supplies and protective equipment for health workers responding to Ebola. This includes more than 2.3 million gloves, 65,000 masks, […]

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