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Nonprofit Releases Seasonal Flu Report as Government Shutdown Suspends Influenza Surveillance

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Top 10 Cities at Risk are in TX, OK, NM, WA, CA, MD, LA SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 12 – With the federal government shutdown causing a suspension of its national influenza surveillance, Direct Relief today released a report about current flu patterns and high-risk areas in the U.S. based on open source epidemiological tools and information as well as information provided […]

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Direct Relief Among Global Leaders at Clinton Global Initiative

Organization announces support of partnership to expand health care for people in Pakistan  SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 – Direct Relief President and CEO, Thomas Tighe, joins Pres. Barack Obama, Pres. Bill Clinton, and more than 1,000 business, governmental, and nonprofit global leaders in New York City for the ninth Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting held Sept. 23-26. […]

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Direct Relief Receives President’s Award for Outstanding Use of GIS

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Nonprofit Recognized for Improving Operations and Promoting Transparency in Humanitarian Work Redlands, California—Direct Relief, a leading humanitarian medical aid organization, was honored with the Esri President’s Award for outstanding geographic information system (GIS) work in improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty, disaster, and civil unrest. The award was presented Monday, July 8, at the 2013 Esri […]

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$1.5 Million in Grants to Hurricane Sandy-Battered Nonprofit Health Centers in NY, NJ

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Direct Relief and National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announce relief to health centers affected by the storm SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 2 – Twenty-six nonprofit health centers in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas of New York and New Jersey learned today that they would receive cash grants — collectively totaling $1,500,000 — to boost recovery efforts and continue providing essential […]

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Hurricane Season: Preparing for Worst Case Scenario

Direct Relief warehouse staff ready hurricane preparedness packs for at-risk communities across the U.S.

Direct Relief Deploys Country’s Largest Hurricane Preparedness Program as Experts Urge Preparedness, Predict “Extremely Active” Season As the nation braces for the official start of hurricane season on June 1, humanitarian organization, Direct Relief is deploying $2 million of medical essentials in specially designed hurricane-preparedness packs to dozens of its health clinic partners in at-risk communities along the Gulf and […]

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First-Ever Day to End Fistula Brings Attention to Progress, Challenges

Salima*, 26, was referred  for obstetric fistula treatment and is part of a rehabilitation program.

Tragic health condition affecting more than 2 million women worldwide “hidden in plain sight”  Santa Barbara, Calif. (May, 23, 2013)—Marking the first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23, Direct Relief is intensifying its decade-long efforts to prevent obstetric fistula and expand life-restoring surgical treatment for the estimated two million women – overwhelmingly in developing countries - who suffer from the […]

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