Direct Relief http://www.directrelief.org Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:16:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Responding to Flooding, Landslides in Nepal and Northern India http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/responding-flooding-landslides-nepal-northern-india/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/responding-flooding-landslides-nepal-northern-india/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:12:50 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14046 #453721530 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief is reaching out to partners in western Nepal and the Uttar Pradesh district of northern India, where torrential monsoon rains that started last week have triggered landslides and flash floods, claiming the lives of more than 200 people and leaving thousands displaced. An estimated 1,677 houses were damaged or fully destroyed, leaving many in the […]

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Ebola: Every Health Worker Must Be Supplied With Protective Gear http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/ebola-every-health-worker-must-be-supplied-with-protective-gear/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/ebola-every-health-worker-must-be-supplied-with-protective-gear/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:22:30 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14029 Facing a severe shortage of medical supplies and protective gear, health workers operating in the hot spots of the West African Ebola crisis are risking their own lives to help others. That’s why Dr. Dan Kelly, co-founder of Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, has returned to the frontlines of the Ebola crisis to help train health workers on how to […]

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22 Companies Commit Medical Resources to Fight Ebola http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/22-companies-commit-medical-resources-fight-ebola/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/22-companies-commit-medical-resources-fight-ebola/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:35 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14015   Direct Relief announces a wave of corporate contributions in response to critical shortages of personal protective equipment and medical supplies at health facilities on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak. Direct Relief has rapidly mobilized 40 tons of essential medical supplies and protective equipment for health workers responding to Ebola. This includes more than 2.3 million gloves, 65,000 masks, […]

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Campers With Diabetes Gain Confidence, Community at Texas Lions Camp http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/campers-with-diabetes-gain-confidence-community-at-texas-lions-camp/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/campers-with-diabetes-gain-confidence-community-at-texas-lions-camp/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:23:32 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13942 Joseph Schmidt, known to his friends as Joe, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was three years old. Joe does not know life without it. On his first day at Texas Lions Camp, Joe met other kids his age with diabetes – some who had only been recently diagnosed and others who had lived with diabetes, like Joe, […]

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Direct Relief Maintains Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Rating http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/direct-relief-maintains-charity-navigators-4-star-rating/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/direct-relief-maintains-charity-navigators-4-star-rating/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:38:26 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13930 Direct Relief is excited to announce it has maintained a 4-star rating (the highest possible) from Charity Navigator in recognition of high performance in finance, accountability, and transparency. As America’s largest and most utilized independent evaluator of charities that exists anywhere, Charity Navigator works to guide donors toward more intelligent giving. In addition to maintaining Charity Navigator’s 4-star accreditation, Direct […]

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Reviews Wanted: How Your Words Can Help People in Need http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/reviews-wanted-how-your-words-can-help-people-in-need/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/reviews-wanted-how-your-words-can-help-people-in-need/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:36:07 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13919 The simple action of sharing your comments can help Direct Relief raise more support to provide people in need with access to life-saving health care. Writing a review is a free, easy way to support Direct Relief’s work—your honest feedback helps spread the word to others who are less familiar with Direct Relief’s mission to improve the health and lives […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Aid Arrives in Sierra Leone http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/ebola-outbreak-aid-arrives-sierra-leone/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/ebola-outbreak-aid-arrives-sierra-leone/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:59:39 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13832 An emergency shipment of supplies for the deadly Ebola outbreak spreading across West Africa arrived this week at Direct Relief’s partner Wellbody Alliance in the Kono District of Sierra Leone.  The arrival coincides with the district’s first case of Ebola, which was confirmed on Tuesday. “The Direct Relief shipment is absolutely critical, as we are almost out of our existing […]

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Direct Relief Joins White House Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day http://www.directrelief.org/2014/07/direct-relief-joins-white-house-disaster-response-recovery-demo-day/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/07/direct-relief-joins-white-house-disaster-response-recovery-demo-day/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:16:23 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13825 The White House, through its initiative to advance innovation in disaster response and recovery, held its second annual demo day this week in Washington D.C. The event brought together leading technologists, entrepreneurs, and members of the disaster response community to showcase tools capable of making tangible impacts in the lives of survivors of large-scale emergencies. Among the experts in attendance, […]

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Direct Relief Alum Annie Maxwell Named President of Skoll Global Threats Fund http://www.directrelief.org/2014/07/direct-relief-alum-named-president-of-skoll-global-threats-fund/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/07/direct-relief-alum-named-president-of-skoll-global-threats-fund/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:35:39 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13807 I’m excited to share a piece of news that recently came across my desk. Annie Maxwell, our former colleague at Direct Relief, a Santa Barbara native, and a dear friend, continues to make us proud as the Skoll Global Threats Fund’s new president. “President Maxwell” always sounded right to me, as I’m sure it has for everyone who’s had the […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Direct Relief Responds in West Africa http://www.directrelief.org/2014/07/ebola-outbreak-direct-relief-responds-west-africa/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/07/ebola-outbreak-direct-relief-responds-west-africa/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:15:46 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=13577 Update: Last month, Direct Relief equipped Dr. John Fankhauser with provisions of Ebola-specific medical supplies in preparation for his return to the frontlines of the outbreak. Since then, the deadly virus has spread, taking its toll on upwards of 1,200 people across West Africa. Among the patients are several of the very doctors and nurses who — in immense displays […]

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