Posts Tagged Childhood Pneumonia

Be a Part of the 2014 Santa Barbara Wine Auction

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Join us on February 22nd at the Bacara Resort & Spa for the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation Santa Barbara Wine Auction to benefit Direct Relief. If you can’t attend in person, we encourage you to consider participating by placing an absentee bid on one (or more!) of the carefully crafted, priceless experiences in food, wine, travel and leisure that are being […]

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Increasing Access to Pneumonia Treatment for Children in Liberia

A Frontline Health Worker leads a focus group in the town of Doweh, Liberia. Photo courtesy of Last Mile Health.

With support from Direct Relief, aid organization Last Mile Health (known in Liberia as Tiyatien Health) trained 10 Frontline Health Workers (FHW) in the last year to identify, treat, and refer children with symptoms of pneumonia – the number one cause of death of children under five worldwide. Recent data reveals that in less than six months of project implementation, the number of children […]

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Health Survey Sets Baseline for Positive Change in Rural Liberia

A frontline health worker with Tiyatien Health conducts a health survey with a family. Photo courtesy of Tiyatien Health.

In August 2012, humanitarian organization, Last Mile Health, in partnership with Direct Relief, began surveying households in Konobo District in rural Liberia to understand the regional incidence of pneumonia—the most common cause of death for children under the age of five worldwide. The survey results identified community-specific barriers to health care, estimated the prevalence of children with pneumonia who did […]

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An Innovative Approach to Combating Childhood Pneumonia

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When Avi Kenny graduated from Brown University in 2011 he did what most recent Ivy League grads do—he headed straight for rural Africa. Part of a new, adventurous and innovative generation of global health leadership, Avi heads up the monitoring and evaluation efforts for Last Mile Health (TH), a start-up non-governmental organization (NGO) health project in the remote district of […]

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Cruise Celebrates Santa Barbara Vintners’ Record-Setting Auction

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Last week, Direct Relief hosted an evening cruise on the Channel Cat in celebration of a record-breaking amount raised during the 2012 American Riviera Wine Auction hosted by the Santa Barbara Vintner’s Foundation (SBVF) back in February. The seventh biennial American Riviera Wine Auction held Feb. 11 at the Coral Casino raised $550,000 for Direct Relief – almost 50 percent more than […]

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An Innovative Approach to Treat Childhood Pneumonia

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As part of an ongoing commitment to strengthen access to quality Maternal and Child Health services, Direct Relief is teaming up with Last Mile Health to launch a community-based expansion of rural access to pneumonia treatment for children. Childhood pneumonia is the largest killer of children under five years of age. It is more deadly than AIDS, Malaria, and Measles […]

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