Posts Tagged Emergency Response

Monitoring Partners in the Philippines as Typhoon Bopha Makes Landfall

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Direct Relief  has reached out to partners located in Typhoon Bopha’s trajectory, continuing to monitor the storm as it travels across the southern Philippines. With winds to 160 mph, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane,  Typhoon Bopha has made landfall in the Philippine island of Mindanao, where two partner hospitals – Valencia Hospital and Mindanao Hospital – are located. More than […]

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Hurricane Sandy: New Yorkers in Need Receive Urgent Supplies

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This morning, members of the Direct Relief community visited partner clinics in and near New York City to help deliver urgently requested nutritional supplies and personal care items to New Yorkers – many of whom still have no electricity, heat, hot water, or refrigeration. The team arrived to a steady flow of patients as the William F. Ryan – NENA […]

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NYC Ryan-NENA Health Center Gives Health & Hope After Sandy

Ryan-NENA Executive Director, Kathy Gruber, discusses the health center's efforts to provide health care for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

While most of the Lower East Side of Manhattan was plunged into darkness last week after Hurricane Sandy, the William F. Ryan – NENA Community Health Center remained a beacon of light, providing hope and stability for their patients in the surrounding community. “They’ve been life savers; they help me so much with everything. If I’m ever in a crisis, […]

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How Big Data Analysis Guides Hurricane Sandy Response

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As the response to Hurricane Sandy enters its fifth day, Direct Relief helps safety net healthcare centers get back on their feet in part through big data analysis of a range of relevant, dynamic data sources. Our team understands that accurate and effective public health emergency response demands deep understanding of the context and the details of chaotic situations. The […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Urgent Supplies Bound for East Coast Clinics in Need

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Direct Relief is operating at full speed this morning to process urgent requests from partner clinics affected by Hurricane Sandy who are treating patients in need on the East Coast. Last night, 50 cases of Abbott nutritional supplements such as Zone bars and Pediasure were sent to William F. Ryan Community Health Center, which operates a network of clinics in New […]

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Hurricane Sandy: NYC Pharmacy Access Update

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Based on data imported from the RxResponse Pharmacy Status tool, conditions appear to have improved for most of the New York City area by Friday morning. However, serious problems with pharmacy service availability (as reported earlier by Direct Relief)—most likely related to power outages and flooding—remain persistent throughout lower Manhattan. Blue squares in the map above represent pharmacy locations known […]

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