Posts Tagged Disaster Response

Wildfire Outbreak: Direct Relief Responds to Jesusita Fire

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Direct Relief has offered assistance in response to rapidly spreading wildfire that erupted this afternoon amid high temperatures and strong winds in the Santa Barbara foothills, prompting evacuations of local residents. Direct Relief has been in emergency-response mode and coordinating emergency activities with local public health officials and community clinics in connection with the H1N1 flu outbreak. Public health officials were meeting at Direct […]

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Direct Relief Sends Swine Flu Aid to Mexico Pediatric Hospital and Additional U.S. Clinics

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This week, Direct Relief International has delivered additional protective medical supplies to partner clinics in the U.S. and a consignment of aid to the National Institute of Pediatrics in Mexico City in response to the H1N1 (“Swine”) Flu outbreak. The 500-bed public hospital, which provides free treatment to low-income children up to age 17, is receiving specifically requested Tylenol to help treat […]

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Direct Relief USA Sends Requested Materials to Safety Net Clinics in Response to Swine Flu Outbreak

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Direct Relief USA is sending specifically requested N95 particulate respirators to five partner clinics in California and Texas today in response to the Swine Influenza A/H1N1 outbreak. The shipments are designed to equip clinic providers should an outbreak of swine flu occur in their areas. Christ Clinic in Katy, Texas is receiving N95 masks, as are the following clinics in California: […]

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Direct Relief Offers Assistance in Response to Swine Flu

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In response to reports of swine flu in the U.S., Direct Relief USA today has been in contact with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) as well as more than 100 individual clinics in California and Texas to offer assistance. Tapping into local and state emergency response networks, Direct Relief has also been in contact with the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) […]

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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 Responding to Dengue Fever Outbreak in Bolivia

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Direct Relief has sent emergency medical aid to Bolivia, where an “unprecedented” dengue fever epidemic has struck almost 34,000 people. Chief among the products included in the emergency consignment is the analgesic Tylenol, a critically needed medicine in response to dengue fever. McNeil Consumer Healthcare is supporting the emergency response with this donation, which will treat 11,500 fever episodes. Abbott […]

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