Posts Tagged Disease Outbreak

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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Haiti: Direct Relief Commits $250,000, Airlifts 20 Tons of Medical Aid for Cholera Outbreak

Haiti Cholera Supplies

Direct Relief International today committed $250,000 in cash and sent a 20-ton emergency air shipment of essential medical supplies in response to the outbreak in Haiti of cholera, which public health officials today reported has claimed 253 lives and infected 3,015 people in the department of the Artibonite. See a video update  Direct Relief’s emergency air shipment contains medications and supplies […]

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Direct Relief Emergency Aid Shipment Enroute to Haiti

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Direct Relief International has dispatched this afternoon a shipment of critically needed medical aid to Haiti in response to the cholera outbreak there. Valued at more than $60,000 (wholesale), the consignment includes more than eight tons of material, including antibiotics to treat the infection and IV supplies. Facilities in the St. Marc area are overwhelmed with cholera patients; Partners in […]

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Direct Relief Delivering Urgently Needed Medical Aid to Fight Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

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Direct Relief International is urgently delivering needed medical aid to partners in Haiti responding to the fast-moving cholera outbreak. Partner health facilities and news reports have indicated that more than 140 people have already died in the few days since the outbreak began. While the outbreak is currently in the central plateau, about 60 miles north of Port-au-Prince, the fear […]

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478 Community Clinics in 49 States Receiving Needed H1N1 Protective Supplies

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Direct Relief USA is providing 478 clinics in 49 states with needed H1N1 protective items to help clinic workers stay healthy and on the job through flu season. This morning, staff at Direct Relief International’s 60,000 square-foot headquarters and warehouse will complete the packing of nearly 500 large cartons of supplies weighing approximately five tons. Friday’s shipments, to be delivered […]

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

Baxter and GSK Supplies for H1N1 in Mexico

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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