Direct Relief http://www.directrelief.org Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:29:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 CVS Health and Direct Relief Partner to Donate $1 Million in Flu Shot Vouchers to Uninsured Patients of Community Health Clinicshttp://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/cvs-health-direct-relief-partner-donate-1-million-flu-shot-vouchers-uninsured-patients-community-health-clinics/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/cvs-health-direct-relief-partner-donate-1-million-flu-shot-vouchers-uninsured-patients-community-health-clinics/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:09:56 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14741 WOONSOCKET, R.I. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 - CVS Health and Direct Relief announced today that they have partnered to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities who lack health insurance. Nearly 100 participating clinics will identify uninsured individuals from their existing patient populations and provide them with a flu […]

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Help Save Lives: How To Create A Fundraising Webpagehttp://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/how-to-create-a-fundraising-webpage/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/how-to-create-a-fundraising-webpage/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:54:13 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14699 Want to rally your friends and family to support Direct Relief? Creating a fundraising webpage is an easy way to bring people together for a cause. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you get started. 1. Begin by clicking on Create A Fund Get there via www.directrelief.org > Participate > Fundraise on Our Behalf > Create your own fundraising […]

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Ebola Relief: Emergency Medical Supplies Bound for Guineahttp://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/ebola-relief-emergency-medical-supplies-bound-for-guinea/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/ebola-relief-emergency-medical-supplies-bound-for-guinea/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:42:10 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14672 Direct Relief sent its 19th emergency shipment of Ebola supplies today to the Ministry of Health in Guinea (photos and videos found here). Weighing roughly 3,000 pounds, the shipment contains laboratory testing equipment from BD (blood collection sets), face masks, and medical gloves. In total, Direct Relief has delivered 140 tons of medical aid to Ebola-hit regions since the outbreak erupted in spring. 47 […]

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A Map of Community Health Workers in sub-Saharan Africahttp://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/map-of-community-health-workers-in-africa/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/map-of-community-health-workers-in-africa/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:47:21 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14647 As Ebola prompts calls and support for a much needed increase in the number of trained community health workers, it is critical that we understand where these workers are and where coverage gaps exist. To that end, Direct Relief and Esri developed a map to track the availability of community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa. The map supports the 1 Million Community Health Workers Campaign – a collaboration between the […]

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Hundreds of Care Packs Provided to Homeless Families in NYChttp://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/hundreds-of-care-packs-provided-to-homeless-families-in-nyc/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/hundreds-of-care-packs-provided-to-homeless-families-in-nyc/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:15:51 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14625 Direct Relief teamed up with actress Debra Messing and Curél® skincare on Tuesday, providing 500 Personal Care Packs filled with basic hygiene supplies and skincare products to people in need at a health fair hosted by Care for the Homeless in East Harlem, N.Y. Curél® skincare sponsored the initiative to offer comfort to some of the most vulnerable women and […]

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Leaving a Legacy: Matt & Natalie Rowe Invest in a Healthy Futurehttp://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/leaving-a-legacy-matt-natalie-rowe-invest-in-a-healthy-future/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/leaving-a-legacy-matt-natalie-rowe-invest-in-a-healthy-future/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:43:02 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14515 For Matt and Natalie Rowe, teaching their two daughters (ages 3 and 6) the importance of giving back to people in need is a priority at this season of their life. “We see these as big impact years,” said Natalie. “We’re creating people that will be the future of this world.” That’s one of the reasons why the Rowes made […]

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AbbVie Employees Ready 1,000 Family Emergency Kitshttp://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/abbvie-employees-ready-1000-family-emergency-kits/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/abbvie-employees-ready-1000-family-emergency-kits/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:34:38 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14585 One thousand emergency kits are ready for families in need thanks to the service of more than 1,000 employee volunteers from biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, who packed the kits as part of their workplace giving campaign kick-off held October 9 at their North Chicago, IL. headquarters. The packs will be pre-positioned at Direct Relief’s headquarters so they are on hand to […]

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Tropical Cyclone Hudhud: Responding in Indiahttp://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/tropical-cyclone-hudhud-responding-in-india/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/tropical-cyclone-hudhud-responding-in-india/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:05:16 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14601 Direct Relief is in contact with health care partners on the ground in the region of India affected by Tropical Cyclone Hudhud and stands ready to provide support based on the needs assessments conducted in the next 48 hours. Tropical Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on Sunday near the eastern Indian city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) – home to two million people. […]

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Coding for a Cause: Women’s Hackathon Teams Simulate Disaster Responsehttp://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/coding-for-a-cause-womens-hackathon-teams-simulate-disaster-response/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/coding-for-a-cause-womens-hackathon-teams-simulate-disaster-response/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:12:52 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14588 This past Saturday in Phoenix, Ariz. I had the honor and the pleasure of helping out with one of a series of events being held around the world as part of Microsoft’s 3rd International Women’s Hackathon.  The young women huddled around tables and laptops in Phoenix were part of an enormous global community ranging from the U.S. to Europe to […]

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Monitoring Typhoon Vongfong & Tropical Cyclone Hudhudhttp://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/super-typhoon-vongfong-japan/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/10/super-typhoon-vongfong-japan/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:24:30 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=14570 Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is monitoring Super Typhoon Vongfong as it approaches Japan as well as Tropical Cyclone Hudhud as it approaches the coast of India, reaching out to partners and ready to respond to medical needs. Super Typhoon Vongfong – Japan Category 5 Super Typhoon Vongfong is currently tracking off the south coast of Japan and is predicted […]

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