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Big Data vs. Big Storm: New Technology Informs Hurricane Sandy Preparedness, Response

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 Direct Relief gets help from Palantir to transform humanitarian relief with powerful analytical tools, enabling faster and more precise emergency response. SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 29 – As Hurricane Sandy barrels up the East Coast, Direct Relief is working with technology partners at Palantir to assess needs, determine likely emergency scenarios, and mount a targeted response for health clinic partners […]

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Preparing New Orleans, Gulf Coast for direct hit from Isaac

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Direct Relief’s pre-positioned Hurricane Preparedness Packs safeguard against health risks SANTA BARBARA, Calif., August 27, 2012 – As New Orleans and the U.S. Gulf Coast prepare for Isaac to make landfall, Direct Relief confirmed today that more than a dozen nonprofit clinics and health centers in the projected cone of the storm’s path have received pre-positioned Hurricane Preparedness Packs to […]

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State of the Safety Net Release: Nonprofit Clinics Face Challenges

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An alarming majority of U.S. nonprofit health centers, community clinics, and free clinics are seeing increased patient numbers, expect to treat more patients without insurance and predict more challenging conditions in the upcoming year based on funding and patient trends, according to data released today in the largest national survey of these facilities. The findings are contained in Direct Relief’s […]

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HIV Testing Milestone: 20 Million Tests Provided

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Today marks historic milestones for Abbott, The Abbott Fund and Direct Relief. Partnering together for over 10 years, 20 million rapid HIV tests have been distributed free of charge to HIV testing and counseling programs serving pregnant women and their families in 43 developing countries and more than 150,000 HIV cases have been prevented in children. Expanding HIV testing for pregnant women is an […]

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Direct Relief Women Hosts Successful Fundraiser

Direct Relief Women Hosts Successful Fundraiser

The DirectRelief Women really understands the mission and the ethos of Direct Relief. These passionate, focused women have come together as a group to support Direct Relief through their mission, “Through education, service and financial giving Direct Relief Women dynamically supports the work of Direct Relief in creating healthy families around the world and around the corner.” They accomplish this […]

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Computerworld Honors Direct Relief Innovation

Computer World Honors Direct Relief

Direct Relief, a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate, was named a finalist in Innovation Monday night at the technology magazine’s award gala held in Washington, D.C. The Computerworld Honors Program, now in its 24th year, recognizes organizations that use information technology to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better. In a year Computerworld […]

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