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9/11 Anniversary: Progress in Preparedness

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In 2001, the United States experienced a great tragedy on 9/11 that called attention to the country’s need to be prepared for disasters and unpredictable events. In 2002 the U.S. Surgeon General  responded by mandating that each county in America recruit, train, and equip a group of local civilian volunteers, known as the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), who stand ready to respond to […]

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Zynga and Players of Mafia Wars Help Prepare for Emergencies

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Just in time for National Preparedness Month, which begins September 1st, Direct Relief is partnering with social gaming company, Zynga, to help communities around the world prepare for emergencies. Beginning today, one of Zynga’s most popular games, Mafia Wars, will allow players to get involved in Direct Relief’s preparedness initiatives by featuring a limited edition item for purchase in the […]

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Partner Spotlight: Hope for Haiti Foundation

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Jean Elade Eloi was born in the small village of Zorangé located in the southeast district of Haiti, some 60 miles from the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince. From the age of 12, Elade has dreamed of helping his country, the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere. In 1999, his dream was realized when he opened the Hope for Haiti […]

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Partner Spotlight: Every Child’s Dream Foundation

Partner Spotlight: Every Child's Dream Foundation

Direct Relief works with maternal and child health centers  around the world to make sure babies are born healthy. With the help of one of our amazing partners, not only do we help deliver essential medicines to newborns, but we help children enter the world knowing that someone cares about them. There are an estimated 300 million orphaned babies in the […]

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Girls Inc Receives Sunscreen Donation

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This 4th of July millions of Americans won’t think twice about buying sunscreen to slather on in order to protect their skin while they enjoy the great outdoors. But for some, sunscreen is a luxury they can’t afford despite the knowledge that it prevents medical issues like skin cancer. Johnson & Johnson has supported Direct Relief’s efforts to get necessary […]

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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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