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Wildfire Outbreak: Direct Relief Responds to Jesusita Fire

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Direct Relief has offered assistance in response to rapidly spreading wildfire that erupted this afternoon amid high temperatures and strong winds in the Santa Barbara foothills, prompting evacuations of local residents. Direct Relief has been in emergency-response mode and coordinating emergency activities with local public health officials and community clinics in connection with the H1N1 flu outbreak. Public health officials were meeting at Direct […]

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Direct Relief Sends Swine Flu Aid to Mexico Pediatric Hospital and Additional U.S. Clinics

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This week, Direct Relief International has delivered additional protective medical supplies to partner clinics in the U.S. and a consignment of aid to the National Institute of Pediatrics in Mexico City in response to the H1N1 (“Swine”) Flu outbreak. The 500-bed public hospital, which provides free treatment to low-income children up to age 17, is receiving specifically requested Tylenol to help treat […]

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Direct Relief USA Sends Requested Materials to Safety Net Clinics in Response to Swine Flu Outbreak

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Direct Relief USA is sending specifically requested N95 particulate respirators to five partner clinics in California and Texas today in response to the Swine Influenza A/H1N1 outbreak. The shipments are designed to equip clinic providers should an outbreak of swine flu occur in their areas. Christ Clinic in Katy, Texas is receiving N95 masks, as are the following clinics in California: […]

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Direct Relief Offers Assistance in Response to Swine Flu

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In response to reports of swine flu in the U.S., Direct Relief USA today has been in contact with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) as well as more than 100 individual clinics in California and Texas to offer assistance. Tapping into local and state emergency response networks, Direct Relief has also been in contact with the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) […]

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Additional Medical Aid Set for Arkansas Ice Storm-Affected Areas

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Direct Relief International has sent additional emergency aid to those still feeling the effects of the ice storm that swept across Arkansas and other southeastern states in late January. Boston Mountain Rural Health Center in Marshall and Corning Area Health Center in Corning are both set to receive aid from Direct Relief’s Santa Barbara, California warehouse. The bulk of the […]

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Direct Relief Overnights Emergency Aid to Arkansas Following Worst Ice Storm in Decades

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To aid residents affected by the recent ice storms, Direct Relief International sent 1,500 personal care packs via FedEx to health center partners in northern Arkansas in the first wave of emergency assistance. A state of emergency was declared January 28 in 48 counties in Arkansas, where ice storms have downed trees and caused massive power and water outages to 310,000 […]

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