Posts Tagged Medical Research Center

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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Ebola Response: Life-Saving Protective Gear Arrives in Sierra Leone

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Emergency supplies to protect health workers in Ebola hot zones arrived in Sierra Leone this week and are en route to Direct Relief’s partner Medical Research Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The shipment – valued at nearly $40,000 – contains more than 5,000 pounds of urgently needed protective equipment like gloves, masks, goggles, and gowns to help prevent health workers […]

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Improving Services for Obstetric Emergencies

Improving Services for Obstetric Emergencies

Lindsey Pollaczek Medical Research Center, Tonkolili and Bo Districts, April 19-20 About 15 percent of all deliveries will be complicated and will require emergency obstetric care. Many complicated cases can be managed at a lower level facility if the skilled birth attendant is trained in the management of basic emergency cases and has the tools they need to do their […]

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