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Direct Relief Women Raise Funds for 5,400 Safe Births

2015 Direct Relief Women Mother's Day Event. Photo: Isaac Hernández for Direct Relief/©2015 IsaacHernandez.com

An estimated 5,400 babies have a better chance at life thanks to the members of Direct Relief Women – a volunteer group that supports Direct Relief’s programs targeting maternal and child health – who raised $135,000 at their fifth annual Mother’s Day event held Thursday evening at the home of Eric and Teri Gabrielsen in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara resident […]

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Sierra Leone Deputy Health Minister Visits Direct Relief, Ebola Innovation Summit

Thomas Tighe, CEO Direct Relief; Abdul Jalloh, CEO Medical Research Centre; Madina Rahman, Deputy Secretary, Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 20, 2015 – Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Madina Rahman, and Abdul Jalloh, Executive Director of Sierra Leone-based Medical Research Centre, today concluded a four-day visit to Direct Relief’s California headquarters to discuss emerging priorities and plan sustained interventions as Ebola cases wane and recovery efforts accelerate. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have […]

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747 Jets to West Africa as Ebola Response Pivots toward Recovery

Pallets of Ebola supplies from Direct Relief loading onto 747 at Los Angeles International Airport, bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Direct Relief Delivers 83 Health Facility Supply Modules, Prescription Medicines to Help Revitalize Ebola-Affected Health Facilities SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015 – A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed Los Angeles International Airport today carrying more than $7 million in prescription medicines as well as supply modules to sufficiently equip 83 health facilities in Liberia and Sierra Leone for several […]

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First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone

Pallets of medical supplies from Direct Relief offloaded at airport

View image | gettyimages.com Direct Relief delivers two 10-bed medical tents specifically for local health staff in Sierra Leone SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 23, 2014 – In response to urgent requests from the Deputy Minister of Health and the Junior Doctors’ Association of Sierra Leone, Direct Relief delivered two 10-bed medical tents to Sierra Leone for the treatment of local health workers […]

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Ten of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of

Direct Relief Four Star Charity - Charity Navigator

Direct Relief Tops Charity Navigator’s List SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 /Direct Relief/ — Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, has ranked Direct Relief No. 1 on its list of “Ten of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of.” Charity Navigator, which helps inform intelligent giving decisions through objective ratings and in-depth analysis of U.S. charities, based the top ten […]

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The Affordable Care Act: Safety Net Split along Medicaid Lines

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Direct Relief releases The State of the Safety Net 2014 report on U.S. nonprofit community health centers and clinics Download the full report 2014 here SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 — Nonprofit community health centers and clinics that provide preventive and primary healthcare services for 24 million people – or one in 13 persons in the U.S. – report that the first […]

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