Posts Tagged Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Improving Philippines Typhoon Response With Satellite Technology

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A little over one week ago, I traveled to the Philippines with colleagues from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and Palantir Technologies to review progress on our shared CGI commitment to improve disaster response through better data analysis. The joint commitment began in 2012 following the response to Hurricane Sandy. Unlike the situation in New York, in the Philippines we realized that […]

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How Technology Can Enable Collaboration for the Common Good

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Our Director of Research and Analysis, Dr. Andrew Schroeder, recently attended the Clinton  Global Initiative winter meeting held Feb. 20 in New York City. He reflects on the conference below: Toward the end of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) winter meeting, President Clinton asserted that most global problems have solutions, however the politics of special interests get in the […]

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Partner Q&A: Expanding Health Care Access in Rural Liberia

Meet Alice Johnson, who works as a clinical mentor for Direct Relief’s partner organization, Last Mile Health – a nonprofit working to deliver quality health care to people in need in rural Liberia. Alice  presented on a mental health panel at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)  annual meeting held last week in New York City. When she’s not traveling, she recruits, trains, […]

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Direct Relief Among Global Leaders at Clinton Global Initiative

Organization announces support of partnership to expand health care for people in Pakistan  SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 – Direct Relief President and CEO, Thomas Tighe, joins Pres. Barack Obama, Pres. Bill Clinton, and more than 1,000 business, governmental, and nonprofit global leaders in New York City for the ninth Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting held Sept. 23-26. […]

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Collaborating with Palantir, Team Rubicon to Help Oklahomans in Need

Andrew MacCalla (center) works with Team Rubicon on the ground in Moore, Okla. to conduct assessments and better help people in need.

To effectively help people following a disaster like the tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma, emergency responders need good coordination and comprehensive information. It’s clear that people need food, water, shelter and health care, but which people? And where are they? And who has the most urgent need? That’s why Direct Relief teamed up with Palantir Technologies and veteran volunteer organization, […]

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Improving Disaster Response through Information Analysis with Palantir

After Hurricane Sandy, Direct Relief was able to view evacuation zones in relation to our clinic partners to understand areas of highest need.

In the early hours after Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern United States very little was known with reasonable certainty about how the storm was affecting specific areas, particularly those areas with a disproportionate share of low-income and socially-vulnerable people. Direct Relief was busy at the time assembling and cross-referencing datasets on everything from weather forecasts to pharmacy status to electrical […]

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