Direct Relief http://www.directrelief.org Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:38:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Double Your Impact in the Fight Against Ebola: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore Commits to $50,000 Match http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/double-your-impact-in-the-fight-against-ebola-depeche-modes-martin-gore-commits-to-50000-match/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/double-your-impact-in-the-fight-against-ebola-depeche-modes-martin-gore-commits-to-50000-match/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:19:06 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14277 After visiting the Direct Relief warehouse recently, Martin Gore of the band Depeche Mode is calling upon people like you to join the fight against Ebola. He has committed to matching up to $50,000 in donations for Ebola relief when you donate here. “Right now we are witnessing a human catastrophe in West Africa with the Ebola crisis,” he says […]

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Hurricane Odile: Monitoring Medical Needs As Storm Strikes Baja California http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/hurricane-odile-monitoring-medical-needs-as-storm-strikes-baja-california/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/hurricane-odile-monitoring-medical-needs-as-storm-strikes-baja-california/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:16:57 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14260 In response to Hurricane Odile, Direct Relief has reached out to contacts in Mexico’s Baja California and continues to monitor medical needs in the communities located in the storm’s path. The center of the storm is expected to remain near or over the peninsula through Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal. While the storm weakend to a category two hurricane […]

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Responding to Wildfires Across California http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/responding-wildfires-across-california/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/responding-wildfires-across-california/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:31:38 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14254 #455054570 / gettyimages.com In response to nearly a dozen wildfires burning across California, Direct Relief has offered assistance to health center partners located near the affected areas. Firefighters throughout the state are battling 11 wildfires, several of which have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, reports the LA Times. The fires include the Meadow fire in the Yosemite National Park […]

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Mapping One Million Community Health Workers http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/mapping-one-million-community-health-workers/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/mapping-one-million-community-health-workers/#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:05:10 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14148 The Research and Analysis Team is at the headquarters of technology company Esri for an intensive ten-day collaboration to developing mapping applications for the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign. Director of Research and Analysis, Andrew Schroeder, is sending regular updates. Check back to read the latest behind-the-scenes account of the project. Days 7 & 8: Week Concludes, Preparation Begins […]

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Mobile Medical Clinic Ready to Roll in the Philippines http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/mobile-medical-clinic-ready-roll-philippines/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/mobile-medical-clinic-ready-roll-philippines/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:42:00 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14240 After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Direct Relief partnered with the International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Foundation (IPI) to increase access to medical care for people living throughout the affected area. One of the collaborative projects was a mobile medical van focused on providing dental care to underserved communities. We’re happy to announce that as of this week, the van is ready […]

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Responding to Flooding in Pakistan & India http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/responding-flooding-pakistan-india/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/responding-flooding-pakistan-india/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:00:41 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14223 #455140930 / gettyimages.com In response to heavy monsoon rains causing severe flooding across northern Pakistan and India, Direct Relief has offered medicine and medical supplies to numerous local humanitarian aid groups and health care providers in affected regions. So far, more than 440 people have been reported dead, 30,000 people are displaced and an estimated 500,000 people are affected, according […]

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Medicine to Treat One Million People Arrives in Haiti http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/medicine-to-treat-one-million-people-arrives-in-haiti/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/medicine-to-treat-one-million-people-arrives-in-haiti/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:00:00 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14215 Medicines to treat one million people – or nearly one in 10 Haitians – have arrived at Direct Relief’s warehouse in Port-au-Prince as the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus continues to spread throughout the Americas. Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume were on site today to announce the distribution of treatment kits to centers around the country. […]

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Ebola Response: Life-Saving Protective Gear Arrives in Sierra Leone http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/ebola-response-life-saving-protective-gear-arrives-sierra-leone/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/ebola-response-life-saving-protective-gear-arrives-sierra-leone/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:08:09 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14161 Emergency supplies to protect health workers in Ebola hot zones arrived in Sierra Leone this week and are en route to Direct Relief’s partner Medical Research Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The shipment – valued at nearly $40,000 – contains more than 5,000 pounds of urgently needed protective equipment like gloves, masks, goggles, and gowns to help prevent health workers […]

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Flash Poll: In States Expanding Medicaid, Community Health Centers Report More Patients, Fewer Uninsured http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/flash-poll-states-expanding-medicaid-community-health-centers-report-patients-fewer-uninsured/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/09/flash-poll-states-expanding-medicaid-community-health-centers-report-patients-fewer-uninsured/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 04:01:12 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14126   Direct Relief announces survey results from the  2014 Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO, an annual conference hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) NACHC honors Direct Relief with the Power of Partnership Award for efforts to help Community Health Centers serve their current patient-base of 23 million people. SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sep. 4, 2014 – […]

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Power of Partnership: Direct Relief Honored At National Community Health Center Conference http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/direct-relief-honored-national-community-health-center-conference/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/08/direct-relief-honored-national-community-health-center-conference/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:54:12 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14084 SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 – The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) today honored Direct Relief, a humanitarian medical aid organization, for its unwavering commitment to supporting health centers across the United States that care for the nation’s most vulnerable people. The award was presented at NACHC’s 45th annual Community Health Institute (CHI) in San Diego, Calif., […]

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