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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 Commits $500,000 In Cash To Relief Effort

Direct Relief International today committed $500,000 in cash to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and sent an initial airlift of $200,000 in essential medical aid. The cash commitment, enabled in part by donations from over 7,500 individual contributors who contributed via Google Checkout, will be used to furnish essential medical material to health facilities in Myanmar and partner organizations […]

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Babies Don’t Stop for Hurricanes

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  On Haiti’s northern coast there has been a spike in premature births—a trend you wouldn’t immediately attribute to the storms that struck six months earlier. Those disasters are long forgotten by everyone except those still struggling with their lasting effects.   Haiti’s northern departments are the country’s poorest and most vulnerable, where about 75 percent of people live on […]

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Peruvian Government Expedites Direct Relief Humanitarian Assistance

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In an emergency meeting today at Direct Relief’s warehouse headquarters, Peruvian Vice Consul Aelín Perez and Dr. Ralph Kuon, president of the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS), planned for expedited humanitarian assistance in response to Wednesday’s massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake. Perez surveyed Direct Relief’s operations, met with the team handling the emergency response, and authorized on behalf of the Peruvian government immediate […]

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Direct Relief Sending Resources to Aid Victims of Peru Earthquake

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Direct Relief sent a 32-carton shipment of medical aid today, weighing 1,291 pounds with a wholesale value of $97,638, thanks to a generous donation of services from FedEx. The shipment was sent to one of our long-standing partners in Peru, the Archdiocese of Lima. A partner with Direct Relief for eight years, the Archdiocese operates two clinics located within the poorest sections of […]

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Abbott Backs Program to Address Critical Maternal and Child Health Concerns

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Pregnancy is a life-threatening condition in Afghanistan. One in nine Afghan women dies during or shortly after pregnancy, giving Afghanistan one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world (UNICEF, 2007). Women and children in Afghanistan face risks to their lives and health that are among the most severe on the planet. Responding to this humanitarian health crisis, the Abbott […]

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