Posts Tagged Haiti

Helping Haitian Women Access Cervical Cancer Screening

BHI volunteer physician, Irvine Duplan with St. Luc Health Promoter, Adeline

Through Direct Relief’s partnership with Basic Health International (BHI) and the Fondation St. Luc, earlier this month nearly 600 women in Haiti were screened for cervical cancer and three more local providers were trained to screen – both essential steps in reducing the number of deaths from the disease. Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the Western Hemisphere, and […]

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Committed to Improving Health in Haiti, Four Years After the Quake

Children receive education and health care at Direct Relief's partner, the Partners In Health facility in Lascahobas, Haiti.

Four years after the earthquake that took a quarter of a million lives and left millions more injured and homeless, Direct Relief continues to be among the largest providers of medical material aid to Haiti by supporting more than 115 health facilities serving 4 million people throughout the country. Backed by the massive generosity of private and corporate supporters, Direct […]

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Preparation Underway for 2014 Hurricane Season

Direct Relief warehouse staff ready hurricane preparedness packs for at-risk communities across the U.S.

At Direct Relief, hurricane season runs year-round. The team has already started making donation requests to build new preparedness packs and modules for 2014. Since 2007, Direct Relief has annually deployed medical essentials in specially designed Hurricane Preparedness Packs at the start of the season (June 1) to health care facilities in hurricane-prone regions of the U.S. and throughout Latin […]

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Pre-positioned Medicines Give Haitian Girl A Chance at Life

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Seven-year-old Lucienne, an orphan in Haiti, is receiving treatment this week for osteomyelitis, a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection of the bone, because of all the people like you who support Direct Relief. At the hospital in Haiti where Lucienne was initially taken for surgery, patients are treated for free, however, they have to buy all of their own supplies – even […]

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Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

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One year ago, Hurricane Sandy – the largest Atlantic hurricane on record – pounded the Caribbean nations of Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba and then made its way up the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with powerful winds, driving rain, and high storm surges. More than 100 people died, thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed and tens […]

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Restoring Sight, Restoring Lives in Haiti

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When a membrane developed on Anne Marie Moreau’s right eye,  she couldn’t see well enough to continue her small business making and selling beaded bags. With her husband slowly recovering from an accident and unable to help her provide for their six children, her loss of income began to affect her family’s well-being. And without money coming in, Anne Marie […]

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