Direct Relief http://www.directrelief.org Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:46:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Reconstructing Typhoon-Damaged Health Stations in the Philippines http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/reconstructing-typhoon-damaged-health-stations-in-the-philippines/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/reconstructing-typhoon-damaged-health-stations-in-the-philippines/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:22:02 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=12876 Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to facilitate long-term typhoon recovery efforts.  He shares a report from the field below: All 16 of the Barangay Health Stations in the Municipality of Concepcion were damaged in the typhoon.  As an essential safety net for medical care in remote communities, Direct Relief sponsored the reconstruction of two priority health […]

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Medical Clinics Treat 2,000 Philippines Typhoon Survivors http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/medical-clinics-treat-2000-philippines-typhoon-survivors/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/medical-clinics-treat-2000-philippines-typhoon-survivors/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:31:21 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=12874 Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to facilitate long-term typhoon recovery efforts.  He shares a report from the field below: It was clear after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck that the people living in the Municipality of Concepcion – the typhoon’s fifth point of landfall - would need medical assistance. All of the Barangay (village) Health […]

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From the Philippines: Improving Health Care in Island Communities http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/from-the-philippines-improving-health-care-in-island-communities/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/from-the-philippines-improving-health-care-in-island-communities/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:53:21 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=12866 Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to facilitate long-term typhoon recovery efforts.  He shares a report from the field below: During our last day in the Philippines, we were able to travel from Concepcion town to the Barangay, or town, of Macatunao on Quiniluban Island. The Municipality of Concepcion is on the northeast coast of […]

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Intern Spotlight: The Women’s Health Advocate http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/intern-spotlight-the-womens-health-advocate/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/intern-spotlight-the-womens-health-advocate/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:57:36 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=12856 Alena Nelson is a senior majoring in sociology and global studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She joined Direct Relief at the start of this year as a Research and Analysis intern through the Sarah Miller McCune Endowed Public Service and Internship Program, a year-long project which pairs students with local nonprofits. Below she reflects on her experience so far: I […]

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Responding to the Fire in Valparaíso, Chile http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/responding-to-fire-valparaiso-chile/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/responding-to-fire-valparaiso-chile/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:13:14 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=12834 Direct Relief’s Emergency Response team is preparing a shipment for its partner Fundación FEDES in Chile to help people affected by a forest fire that spread through the port city of Valparaíso. The fire has killed 15 people, destroyed at least 2,000 homes, and forced thousands to evacuate. Fundación FEDES (Fundación Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social), is a Chilean nongovernmental organization that […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: The Public Servant http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/volunteer-spotlight-the-public-servant/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/volunteer-spotlight-the-public-servant/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:32:28 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=12729 In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Direct Relief is spotlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. No stranger to public service, retired Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Andrew DiMizio has become an invaluable resource to Direct Relief, helping out with anything and everything around the […]

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Philippines: Transparency Regarding Typhoon Funds & Activities http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/philippines-transparency-regarding-typhoon-funds-activities/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/philippines-transparency-regarding-typhoon-funds-activities/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:28:59 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=12829 Last week, Direct Relief sent this report to the Philippines Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr, outlining financial and program activity since Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck. The report stemmed from a conference in early January at which the ambassador noted the deep gratitude of the Philippine government and people for the outpouring of private support after […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: ‘Lens’ing A Hand http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/volunteer-spotlight-lensing-a-hand/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/volunteer-spotlight-lensing-a-hand/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:10:31 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=12764 In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Direct Relief is spotlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. An avid reader, Sandra Wallis knows the value of eyesight and works hard to make sure people around the world have access to prescription eyeglasses. Sandra first started volunteering […]

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Three New Health Stations to Provide Care for 50,000 Philippines Typhoon Survivors http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/three-new-health-stations-provide-care-50000-philippines-typhoon-survivors/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/three-new-health-stations-provide-care-50000-philippines-typhoon-survivors/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:11:30 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=12789 With Philippines Health Secretary, Direct Relief and Health Futures Foundation, Inc. announce partnership for long-term recovery SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 11, 2014 – As part of its ongoing typhoon recovery efforts in the Philippines, medical aid organization Direct Relief announced Thursday a partnership with Philippine-based nonprofit Health Futures Foundation, Inc. to build and equip three new health stations that will […]

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Emergency Aid Headed to Flooded Solomon Islands http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/emergency-aid-headed-to-flooded-solomon-islands/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/04/emergency-aid-headed-to-flooded-solomon-islands/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:41:55 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=12746 Direct Relief is sending emergency aid to the Solomon Islands following massive flooding that has resulted in at least 23 deaths and the displacement of 9,000 people. Direct Relief’s local partners, the Loloma Foundation and the Solomon Islands Living Memorial Project, report that in addition to massive displacement, the islands are battling a deadly dengue fever outbreak. The disease is transmitted […]

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