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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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Direct Relief Makes $30 Million in Medical Inventory Available for Tornado Relief and Recovery Efforts

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$100k Initial Cash Committed for Affected Communities As the wide-ranging effects of the Midwest tornadoes continue to be assessed, Direct Relief today committed an initial $100,000 and its entire $30 million stockpile of available medical inventories to support medical relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the storms that hit Oklahoma over the last two days and that continue […]

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Accreditation Unique among U.S. Nonprofits for Safe Drug Handling, Industry Best Practices

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National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s “Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributor” Designation Enables Only 50-State Program for Charitable Medications and Emergencies Direct Relief has been reaccredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy©  (NABP©) as a Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributor © (VAWD©), through the rigorous national accreditation program developed to help secure the integrity of U.S. drug supply chain, protect public health, […]

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Direct Relief Women Raises Funds for 4,000 Safe Births at Annual Mother’s Day Event

Members of Direct Relief Women smile together at the event.

Direct Relief Women – a group that supports Direct Relief’s programs targeting maternal and child health – raised more than $100,000 at its third annual Mother’s Day event held Thursday evening at the home of Bryan and Lisa Babcock in Montecito. The amount raised will allow the Goleta-based humanitarian aid organization to support more than 4,000 safe births for mothers […]

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