Posts Tagged Africa

Improving Quality of Life for HIV/AIDS Patients and Family

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This is a personal From the Field story by Direct Relief Staff, Lindsey Pollaczek I woke up this morning to thunder rattling the window panes. Unlike yesterday’s brief and powerful storm, the rain has not stopped falling for the past two hours. I keep thinking about Gloria’s family in their small tin shell of a home. I hope it’s not […]

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Kisumu Town, From the Field

It’s Saturday night on one of the main streets of Kisumu town. Against the backdrop of a busy night scene—music blaring from a nearby shop, people of all ages milling about in the street—are six Coleman camping tents which have been set up on the side of the road. Three bare lightbulbs strung across the row cast a pale light […]

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Direct Relief Provides Emergency Assistance in Flood-Affected Areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia

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Direct Relief’s shipment of critically needed medical supplies to Kenya’s flooding zones arrived today in Rabuor, Kenya, home of in-country partner the OGRA Foundation. The shipment contained $201,761 (wholesale) worth of essential antibiotics, analgesics, and other drugs and supplies designed to combat infections, aid diabetics, and help medical professionals at the OGRA Foundation’s two clinics in the Kisumu and Nyando […]

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Preparing Aid for Flooded Regions in Horn of Africa

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Direct Relief International is preparing emergency shipments of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals valued at nearly $1 million to three in-country partners in response to the recent flooding in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. The flooding in the Horn of Africa has killed more than 150 people and continues to affect over 1.8 million others. The flooding has exacerbated an already serious […]

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