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From the Philippines: Improving Health Care in Island Communities

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Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to facilitate long-term typhoon recovery efforts.  He shares a report from the field below: During our last day in the Philippines, we were able to travel from Concepcion town to the Barangay, or town, of Macatunao on Quiniluban Island. The Municipality of Concepcion is on the northeast coast of […]

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Three New Health Stations to Provide Care for 50,000 Philippines Typhoon Survivors

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With Philippines Health Secretary, Direct Relief and Health Futures Foundation, Inc. announce partnership for long-term recovery SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 11, 2014 – As part of its ongoing typhoon recovery efforts in the Philippines, medical aid organization Direct Relief announced Thursday a partnership with Philippine-based nonprofit Health Futures Foundation, Inc. to build and equip three new health stations that will […]

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Direct Relief Named Finalist in Wireless Innovation Project Competition

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Last week at a celebration in Redwood City, Calif., I was honored to accept on behalf of Direct Relief the recognition of our selection by Vodafone Americas Foundation as one of eight finalists in the sixth annual Wireless Innovation Project competition, publicly announced today. Each year, Vodafone Americas Foundation selects a small group of the most creative and potentially impactful […]

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Philippine Consul General Visits Headquarters

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The Philippine Consul General of Los Angeles visited Direct Relief headquarters yesterday to learn more about our typhoon response efforts as well as to help us build new partnerships with organizations working locally. The Honorable Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega (pictured above in red) was accompanied by members of the Philippine Disaster Relief Organization (PeDRO), a Los Angeles-based Filipino volunteer […]

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How Technology Can Enable Collaboration for the Common Good

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Our Director of Research and Analysis, Dr. Andrew Schroeder, recently attended the Clinton  Global Initiative winter meeting held Feb. 20 in New York City. He reflects on the conference below: Toward the end of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) winter meeting, President Clinton asserted that most global problems have solutions, however the politics of special interests get in the […]

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Three Months after Typhoon Haiyan, Need for Medical Aid Remains High

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At the Bumi Sehat Medical Relief Camp in Dulag, Philippines, every postpartum bed is full, dozens of mothers and infants are in line to receive care, and several babies are delivered every day. Three months after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) hit the island nation, thousands of people are still displaced and with many health facilities destroyed, medical needs […]

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