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Medical Aid Delivering to Vietnam to Help Flood Displaced

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To assist people affected by massive flooding in Vietnam, Direct Relief International is sending an emergency air shipment of medical aid to Marie Stopes International (MSI) Vietnam. The shipment of specifically requested and donated products includes Ensure from Abbott and the antibiotics erythromycin and ceftin from GlaxoSmithKline. According to news reports, in the past month more than 150 people have […]

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Direct Relief Delivers More Than $2.6 Million in Medical Aid for Pakistan Floods

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Since record floods hit Pakistan in September, Direct Relief International has delivered more than $2.6 million (wholesale) in medical aid for people affected by the emergency. The emergency infusion of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies has been sent to five key partners in Pakistan who have been treating flood survivors at their health facilities and through mobile medical clinics: Murshid Hospital […]

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Emergency Airlift to Indonesia to Help in Spate of Emergencies

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Direct Relief is assembling an emergency air shipment to Indonesia following a spate of natural disasters, including a 7.7-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, multiple volcanic eruptions, and major flooding that wiped out villages in West Papua. The consignment, valued at more than $464,000 (wholesale), includes a range of critically needed items, from amoxicillin to surgical instruments, and will support […]

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Direct Relief Preparing Partners to Respond to Hurricane Tomas in Haiti

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Direct Relief International’s emergency response team is gearing up to respond to the impact of Hurricane Tomas on people already suffering in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake and recent cholera outbreak. The research and analysis team is employing Google Earth and other mapping tools to project the hurricane’s path across partner sites to identify the best possible locations to […]

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Massive infusion of Aid Delivered to Fight Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

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Direct Relief’s 20-ton emergency air shipment of medical supplies sent earlier this week is being used to help treat thousands of cholera patients and to restock regional hospitals’ supplies that have been drained in fighting the outbreak. Direct Relief is infusing an additional 137 tons of medical essentials by ocean and air transport in response to requests for assistance from 4 Departments […]

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Direct Relief Providing Needed Medicines and Supplies at Request of Haitian Ministry of Health and Director of Pharmaceutical Services

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This week Direct Relief International collaborated with the Haitian Ministry of Health in the North, West, and Centre departments to supply public health facilities with products to treat and prevent the spread of cholera in outlying areas and continues to work closely with the Ministry of Health. In addition to the 20-ton air shipment supplied to Partners in Health, Hospital […]

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