Posts Tagged Medical Research Center

Sierra Leone Deputy Health Minister Visits Direct Relief, Ebola Innovation Summit

Thomas Tighe, CEO Direct Relief; Abdul Jalloh, CEO Medical Research Centre; Madina Rahman, Deputy Secretary, Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 20, 2015 – Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Madina Rahman, and Abdul Jalloh, Executive Director of Sierra Leone-based Medical Research Centre, today concluded a four-day visit to Direct Relief’s California headquarters to discuss emerging priorities and plan sustained interventions as Ebola cases wane and recovery efforts accelerate. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have […]

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A Day in the Life of Community Health Workers

A Day in the Life of a CHW

Celebrating World Health Worker Week (April 5 -11, 2015), a new story map from Esri, The Earth Institute at Columbia, and Direct Relief, aims to raise support and awareness for the life changing contributions of community health workers. In dozens of countries, tens of thousands of women and men get up each morning to travel miles over rough roads and […]

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From the Field: Health Facilities in Sierra Leone Work to Restore Services

The pharmacist at Holy Spirit Catholic Hospital in Makeni dispenses medicines donated by Direct Relief.

A team from Direct Relief is traveling through West Africa to better understand the needs of health care partners and formulate long-term strategies for strengthening health systems devastated by the Ebola outbreak. Our Emergency Response Manager, Jenny Hutain, shares her observations from Sierra Leone. Restoring Capacity as Ebola Wanes Today, Andrew (Director of International Programs and Emergency Response) and I […]

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747 Jets to West Africa as Ebola Response Pivots toward Recovery

Pallets of Ebola supplies from Direct Relief loading onto 747 at Los Angeles International Airport, bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Direct Relief Delivers 83 Health Facility Supply Modules, Prescription Medicines to Help Revitalize Ebola-Affected Health Facilities SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015 – A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed Los Angeles International Airport today carrying more than $7 million in prescription medicines as well as supply modules to sufficiently equip 83 health facilities in Liberia and Sierra Leone for several […]

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More Ebola Aid Bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone

Ebola relief shipment

Another wave of aid supplies to help save lives in areas affected by the Ebola crisis left Direct Relief’s headquarters this week, bound for Sierra Leone and Liberia. The shipments – valued at $4.8 million (wholesale) – contain items urgently requested by health workers in the field such as gloves, soap, IV fluids, and the antibiotic ciprofloxacin to help treat […]

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63 People Survived Ebola Today, a Hospital in Sierra Leone Reports

Mom + 2 wk baby survivor

63 people left the Hastings Treatment Center in Sierra Leone today Ebola free, according to staff at the Medical Research Centre. Direct Relief works with MRC to supply the Hastings Treatment Center with medicines and personal protective equipment for Ebola care. Hastings’ update today follows last month’s news from the treatment center of the youngest Ebola survivor – a two-week-old girl thought to have contracted […]

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