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Haiti Cholera Outbreak: Report from the Field

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Members of Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team are in Haiti assessing needs and managing the response to the cholera outbreak there; they sent this report: Here’s a quick update and some insights gleaned from conversations with people directly treating cholera patients. We are coordinating at the highest levels of government and providing needed medicines to Haiti’s health system. Here are a […]

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Direct Relief Equipping Partners Responding to Cholera Outbreak as Hurricane Tomas Looms

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This week, Direct Relief has distributed 27 pallets of medical material aid in Haiti to fill a critical need to treat cholera patients there, especially under threat as Hurricane Tomas looms. Partners in Health received 16 pallets to serve their patients in Mirebalais (an hour north of Port-au-Prince, where five people have died and 100 more need medical attention) and Saut-d’Eau. Hospital […]

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Direct Relief Readying Partners in Hurricane Tomas’ Path

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With Hurricane Tomas predicted to impact Haiti on Friday, Direct Relief is coordinating closely with partners in Haiti to ensure that they are stocked and ready to respond as needed. Thanks to strong support from corporate donors, Direct Relief has been preparing partners across Haiti and in the hurricane’s projected path with medical aid to respond to an increase in […]

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Direct Relief Preparing Partners to Respond to Hurricane Tomas in Haiti

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Direct Relief International’s emergency response team is gearing up to respond to the impact of Hurricane Tomas on people already suffering in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake and recent cholera outbreak. The research and analysis team is employing Google Earth and other mapping tools to project the hurricane’s path across partner sites to identify the best possible locations to […]

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Massive infusion of Aid Delivered to Fight Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

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Direct Relief’s 20-ton emergency air shipment of medical supplies sent earlier this week is being used to help treat thousands of cholera patients and to restock regional hospitals’ supplies that have been drained in fighting the outbreak. Direct Relief is infusing an additional 137 tons of medical essentials by ocean and air transport in response to requests for assistance from 4 Departments […]

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Direct Relief Providing Needed Medicines and Supplies at Request of Haitian Ministry of Health and Director of Pharmaceutical Services

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This week Direct Relief International collaborated with the Haitian Ministry of Health in the North, West, and Centre departments to supply public health facilities with products to treat and prevent the spread of cholera in outlying areas and continues to work closely with the Ministry of Health. In addition to the 20-ton air shipment supplied to Partners in Health, Hospital […]

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