Supporters & Partnerships

Arian’s Story: A Reason to Advocate on Rare Disease Day

Arian with his Elaprase treatment for MPS II/Hunter syndrome. Courtesy photo.

When their son Arian was three years old, Sib and Debjani Chowdhury noticed he had difficulty carrying his school bag. Shortly after, his teachers reported that he couldn’t lift his hand during a school exercise. He continued to lose motor abilities and some of his facial features began to develop atypically, prompting his parents to consult a physician. After seeing […]

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Remote Monitoring Helps People in North Carolina Manage Chronic Conditions

Willie Riddick (right) has been able to manage his health better with the remote monitoring program. BD Photo.

After several months of tracking her daily health screenings as part of the remote patient monitoring program at Roanoke-Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) in Ahoskie, N.C., Deborah Walker’s* nurse case manager Crystal noticed that Deborah’s blood pressure was up every Wednesday morning. To better understand why the peculiar pattern was occurring, Crystal asked Deborah about her activities on Tuesday night. […]

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CGI Commitment Saves Lives in Peshawar, Pakistan

Doctors operate on a patient at Lady Reading Hospital. Facebook photo.

Just days before the horrific shooting at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan last December that killed at least 145 people (most of them children), two 40-foot ocean freight containers of medical supplies were delivered to Lady Reading Hospital. The hospital would soon become the site where most of the people injured were rushed to receive emergency care. This delivery was […]

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AbbVie Employees Ready 1,000 Family Emergency Kits

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One thousand emergency kits are ready for families in need thanks to the service of more than 1,000 employee volunteers from biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, who packed the kits as part of their workplace giving campaign kick-off held October 9 at their North Chicago, IL. headquarters. The packs will be pre-positioned at Direct Relief’s headquarters so they are on hand to […]

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Citrix Volunteers Ready 1,000 Dental Kits for Families in Need

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One thousand family dental kits are ready to send to local families in need thanks to the human resources team from the Santa Barbara Citrix office who packed the kits yesterday as part of their Global Day of Impact. “We had no idea the scope of Direct Relief’s work and how much it had developed its domestic efforts. It’s great to see […]

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How Neutrogena’s Buy 1 + Donate 1 Sunscreen Program Protects People in Need

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Just one severe sunburn in early childhood can lead to skin cancer later in life. But sunscreen isn’t affordable for every family. To help people in need in the U.S. and around the world access sun protection, Direct Relief has been working with Neutrogena for the past two years to provide sunscreen to people who would otherwise not be able […]

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