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Direct Relief Commits $250,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Efforts

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$25 million in medical inventory also made available for affected areas  SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 31 – As the wide-ranging effects of Hurricane Sandy continue to be assessed, Direct Relief today committed an initial $250,000 and its entire $25 million stockpile of available medical inventories to support medical relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the superstorm that hit […]

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HIV Testing Milestone: 20 Million Tests Provided

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Today marks historic milestones for Abbott, The Abbott Fund and Direct Relief. Partnering together for over 10 years, 20 million rapid HIV tests have been distributed free of charge to HIV testing and counseling programs serving pregnant women and their families in 43 developing countries and more than 150,000 HIV cases have been prevented in children. Expanding HIV testing for pregnant women is an […]

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Abbott Donates Aid for Flood Affected in Pakistan

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To expedite aid for people affected by flooding in Pakistan, longtime Direct Relief supporter Abbott is donating critically needed nutritional products directly from its facilities in Pakistan. Abbott products Pedialyte and Ensure are being delivered direct to Direct Relief’s partner, Murshid Hospital, in Karachi, which is caring for flood-affected populations. The urgent consignment will provide 1,000 bottles of Pedialyte oral […]

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Abbott Expands In-Country Donations to Support Pakistan Response

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Longtime Direct Relief supporter Abbott Laboratories is expanding its in-country donations of medical aid for people affected by extensive flooding in Pakistan by providing a second round of requested medicines to American Refugee Committee (ARC). Abbott is donating medical items directly from its affiliate in Pakistan, which speeds up delivery of urgently needed aid. Products include ibuprofen; clarithromycin, a broad-spectrum […]

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Direct Relief Airlifting $335,000 in Medical Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is airlifting $335,000 in medical material aid to Pakistan to help people affected by the ongoing extensive flooding there. Marie Stopes Society in Pakistan will receive the materials, which it will use to equip its medical outreach camps in 35 affected districts. With an estimated 20 million people in Pakistan affected by record flooding, waterborne diseases among […]

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Direct Relief Expediting In-Country Medical Aid Delivery for Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is expediting the in-country delivery of urgently needed medical supplies to organizations supporting people affected by flooding in Pakistan. Abbott Laboratories in Pakistan is donating the children’s oral rehydration solution Pedialyte and the pharmaceutical Entamizole, used to treat gastrointestinal infections including acute amoebic dysentery and giardia, which are common when people are exposed to contaminated standing water […]

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