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Typhoon Glenda Update: Broadening Response Networks in the Philippines

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In the wake of Typhoon Glenda (also known as Rammasun), which barreled through the Philippines last week, Direct Relief continues to strengthen its network of health partners throughout the island nation. Nearly 100 were killed by the storm, with more than 300 injured and thousands of houses damaged, displacing more than 500,000 people, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction […]

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From the Philippines: Disaster Preparedness Must Include Data Preparedness

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To ensure life-saving medicines are available in the right places and at the right times in the crucial early hours of emergencies, the best route is to have materials on hand before events take place. That’s why Direct Relief delivers carefully packaged modules of essential medicines and supplies to communities at risk of hurricanes (or typhoons, in the case of […]

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Health, Happiness, and Disaster Response: 6 Quotes Worth Remembering from Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan

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Dr. Jaime “Jimmy” Galvez-Tan, MD, MPH, President of the Health Futures Foundation, Inc (HFI), former Health Secretary of the Philippines, and a charismatic radio host, recently visited Direct Relief’s headquarters where he presented on the extensive recovery efforts he’s leading in his home country – one still reeling from the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Dr. Tan offered updates on […]

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Readying Response as Typhoon Glenda Hits the Philippines

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#452166602 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief staff are on the ground in the Philippines as Typhoon Glenda (also known as Typhoon Rammasun) is tearing through the central Philippine islands on its way toward the country’s capital, Manila. Packing winds of up to 93 miles per hour and gusts of up to 115 mph, the typhoon has prompted the evacuations of thousands […]

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Life-Saving Midwife Kits Delivered in the Philippines

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  One thousand babies will be born safely in the Philippines with help from a delivery of 20 Midwife Kits to skilled midwives working in typhoon-affected areas. In collaboration with the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP), Direct Relief has placed the kits at birthing centers throughout the Visayas that were directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and are […]

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Restoring Health and Lives Six Months After Typhoon Haiyan

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It’s been six months since Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) battered the Philippines, killing more than 6,200 people, injuring over 28,000, and leaving millions more displaced. Of the 16 million people affected by the storm, at least 10 million were women and children, including 250,000 pregnant women. An estimated 82 percent of the health facilities in the affected areas […]

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