Posts Tagged 2010 Haiti Earthquake

$20,000 Community Grant Supports Hospital at Quake Epicenter

Haiti Camejo Polyclinique

Direct Relief International has provided a $20,000 grant to Camejo Polyclinique in Leogane, Haiti, to fully equip the facility’s newly built operating room. At the epicenter of the January earthquake, Camejo is the only remaining hospital in Leogane, and it has 60,000 patients on its roster of the 400,000 people in the area. Drs. Marie and Joseph Charles—a husband-and-wife physician […]

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Hygiene Kits Provide Comfort for Thousands of Displaced Families in Haiti

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Thanks to a donation of more than $1.1 million (wholesale) of personal care products,  4,380 hygiene kits were distributed last week to the most vulnerable people living in camps in Haiti. Direct Relief donated six ocean containers, or more than 58 tons, of hygiene products to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Haiti, which is pairing the items with […]

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Fourth Round of Community Grants Awarded to Small Haitian Nonprofits

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As part of its $500,000 commitment to fund small, grassroots Haitian nonprofits who are helping their communities recover from January’s earthquake, Direct Relief International has recently awarded a fourth round of specifically targeted grants. The groups receiving the latest grants are: Mouvement Paysan de l’Acul du Nord (Peasant Movement of Acul du Nord) Despite the lack of earthquake damage in the […]

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Six-Month Update: The Plan for Haiti

Haiti Polyclinique Baby

Since the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital on January 12, 2010, Direct Relief International has provided over 400 tons of emergency medical assistance worth more than $45.4 million to 53 Haitian healthcare facilities, international medical teams, mobile medical clinics, tent-based hospitals, and medical units at camps for displaced people across the country. This response has been the largest, most […]

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Direct Relief Awards Five New Community Grants in Haiti

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Direct Relief is awarding five new Community Grants to support the work grassroots groups are doing in Haiti to help their communities recover from the affects of January’s devastating earthquake. The new recipients are: Foundation Hope for Haiti Foundation Hope for Haiti, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, promotes community sustainable development, decentralization, education, civic involvement, and health. Its core […]

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Direct Relief Hosts Haiti’s Director of Pharmacy and Key Leader from Management Sciences for Health

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Last week, Direct Relief hosted two visitors from Haiti who are instrumental in re-establishing and redesigning Haiti’s healthcare system: Mrs. Flaurine Joseph, Haiti’s Director of Pharmacy, and Dr. Georges Dubuche, of Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Mrs. Joseph emphasized during her visit that tracking and identification of pharmaceuticals has long challenged health administrators in Haiti. Since the earthquake, the volume […]

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