Posts Tagged Honduras

Preparation Underway for 2014 Hurricane Season

Direct Relief warehouse staff ready hurricane preparedness packs for at-risk communities across the U.S.

At Direct Relief, hurricane season runs year-round. The team has already started making donation requests to build new preparedness packs and modules for 2014. Since 2007, Direct Relief has annually deployed medical essentials in specially designed Hurricane Preparedness Packs at the start of the season (June 1) to health care facilities in hurricane-prone regions of the U.S. and throughout Latin […]

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Medicines Arrive to Help People on Honduran Island of Roatan

Truckloads of medicine from Direct Relief arrived in Roatan on Tuesday.

More than 2,000 boxes containing $4 million worth of medicines and supplies delivered by Direct Relief arrived on Tuesday at the island of Roatan – located off the northern coast of Honduras. The medicines will be distributed by Intensive Heart Ventures to eight health care facilities treating people in need:  Clinica Esperanza; Roatan Hospital; Centro de Salud-Los Fuertes; Centro de Salud-French Harbour; […]

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Responding to the Dengue Fever Outbreak in Honduras

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Direct Relief is preparing an emergency air shipment of medicine to partner Proyecto Aldea Global/Project Global Village  to address the outbreak of dengue fever in Honduras.  With more than 8,380 cases reported to date, dengue has been on a steady rise in Honduras since June, tripling the number of cases recorded at this time in 2012. Project Global Village works […]

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Improving Children’s Lives One Step at a Time With Operation Footprint

A young boy recovers from surgery. Photo courtesy of Operation Footprint.

Hundreds of children in Honduras born with clubfoot or other foot abnormalities have a renewed hope of walking, running, and playing with the help of a small group of volunteer podiatrists working with our partner, Operation Footprint. The group annually travels to Hospital San Felipe in Tegucigalpa to perform surgeries and provide corrective manipulation treatments and returned from their most recent […]

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Partner Spotlight: Fighting the HIV Epidemic in Honduras

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Seventeen years ago, Episcopalian Reverend, Pascual Torres, was approached by a few courageous, HIV-positive members of his local community in Honduras. Uninformed about HIV/AIDS at the time, Rev. Torres sat down to talk through end-of-life issues with them. Little did he know, this was the start of Siempre Unidos, a coalition of medical providers, counselors, pastors, business leaders and community […]

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Hurricane Packs Delivered As Season Arrives

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As hurricane season officially begins today and communities in the U.S. and neighboring countries prepare for the threat of storms, Direct Relief announced today the delivery of Hurricane Preparedness Packs to nine U.S. states and seven countries most likely to be affected during hurricane season. The Hurricane Preparedness program is a million-dollar initiative whereby large quantities of medicines and supplies […]

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