Posts Tagged Bolivia

Assisting Bolivians Affected by Severe Flooding

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In response to the weeks of severe flooding in Bolivia, Direct Relief is working with its longtime partner the Rio Beni Health Foundation to help people affected access critical medicines and supplies. More than 58,000 families have been affected and heavy rains are expected to continue in Bolivia for weeks to come. The lack of clean water and the threat of […]

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Global Health Intern Alum Earns Prestigious Public Health Fellowship

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Direct Relief was excited to learn this week that Michael Jacobson – who was a part of the first University of Michigan Interdisciplinary Global Health Internship team that traveled to Bolivia with Direct Relief last Summer – was  recently accepted into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). The associate program is a competitive two-year paid fellowship in which […]

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Helping Bolivians With Diabetes Access Comprehensive Care

Direct Relief's Eddie Mendoza (left) with Daniel Munoz (right)

Daniel Muñoz, a volunteer at  El Centro Vivir con Diabetes (CVCD), a Direct Relief partner clinic in Bolivia, visited headquarters yesterday to present updates on the organization’s work  as the only nonprofit in Bolivia providing comprehensive care to people with diabetes. Diabetes is growing rapidly in South and Central America, where more than 26 million people live with the disease. Bolivia is no exception. […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners Responding to Flooding in Bolivia

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Direct Relief International is reaching out to partners in Bolivia to offer assistance in the wake of extensive flooding in Rurrenabaque. News reports indicate that 52 people have died in the flooding and several villages are heavily flooded in the departments of La Paz, Beni, and Cochabamba after about a month of rain. Direct Relief’s team is in contact with […]

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Abbott Responds to Bolivia’s Urgent Need for Antibiotics

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The heavy rain that has exacerbated Bolivia’s dengue fever outbreak has also triggered flare-ups in infections requiring antibiotics, such as Coqueluchoide Syndrome, a respiratory illness similar to whooping cough that can be easily treated with antibiotics. Through the generous support of global health care company Abbott, Rio Beni Health Project, Direct Relief’s local partner, has been able to distribute antibiotics […]

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Direct Relief Responding to Dengue Fever Outbreak in Bolivia

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Direct Relief has sent emergency medical aid to Bolivia, where an “unprecedented” dengue fever epidemic has struck almost 34,000 people. Chief among the products included in the emergency consignment is the analgesic Tylenol, a critically needed medicine in response to dengue fever. McNeil Consumer Healthcare is supporting the emergency response with this donation, which will treat 11,500 fever episodes. Abbott […]

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