Posts Tagged Disease Outbreak

Direct Relief Reaches Out to Healthcare Partners After Severe Rain Storms Sweep Through Haiti

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Severe rain storms throughout Haiti and the Caribbean during the first weeks of June kicked off what is anticipated to be an extremely active hurricane season. The heavy rains caused flash flooding and mudslides killing 23 people and served as a reminder how fragile Haiti’s healthcare system remains 18 months after the powerful earthquake devastated its capital. This is the […]

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A Family’s Story

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“I got a call at 6 o’clock last Thursday morning from a representative at Christian Aid Ministries (CAM), which runs a network of clinics throughout Haiti. They said they were desperate for IV fluids at one of their clinics in the Northwest of the country and if they did not get the fluids by Monday, people were going to die. […]

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Six Weeks Into Outbreak, More Than 157 Tons of Medical Aid Delivered

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In response to the rapid spread of cholera in Haiti, Direct Relief has expanded its medical-supply efforts to support over 100 hospitals and health facilities throughout the country and has furnished 157 tons of medical essentials and hygiene materials to health facilities. Direct Relief is working in collaboration with Haiti’s national Ministry of Health and its departmental directors, as well […]

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Haiti Cholera Outbreak: Report from the Field

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Members of Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team are in Haiti assessing needs and managing the response to the cholera outbreak there; they sent this report: Here’s a quick update and some insights gleaned from conversations with people directly treating cholera patients. We are coordinating at the highest levels of government and providing needed medicines to Haiti’s health system. Here are a […]

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Direct Relief Equipping Partners Responding to Cholera Outbreak as Hurricane Tomas Looms

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This week, Direct Relief has distributed 27 pallets of medical material aid in Haiti to fill a critical need to treat cholera patients there, especially under threat as Hurricane Tomas looms. Partners in Health received 16 pallets to serve their patients in Mirebalais (an hour north of Port-au-Prince, where five people have died and 100 more need medical attention) and Saut-d’Eau. Hospital […]

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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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