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Preparing New Orleans, Gulf Coast for direct hit from Isaac

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Direct Relief’s pre-positioned Hurricane Preparedness Packs safeguard against health risks SANTA BARBARA, Calif., August 27, 2012 – As New Orleans and the U.S. Gulf Coast prepare for Isaac to make landfall, Direct Relief confirmed today that more than a dozen nonprofit clinics and health centers in the projected cone of the storm’s path have received pre-positioned Hurricane Preparedness Packs to […]

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State of the Safety Net Release: Nonprofit Clinics Face Challenges

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An alarming majority of U.S. nonprofit health centers, community clinics, and free clinics are seeing increased patient numbers, expect to treat more patients without insurance and predict more challenging conditions in the upcoming year based on funding and patient trends, according to data released today in the largest national survey of these facilities. The findings are contained in Direct Relief’s […]

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Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies in Haiti

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Haiti has the highest rates of infant, under-five and maternal mortality in the Western hemisphere. In a major effort to reduce maternal mortality and improve the health of moms and babies, Direct Relief International is providing medical equipment and supplies to boost the capacity at eight hospitals across Haiti. An estimated 60,000 pregnant women will receive quality medical care and […]

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Supporting Historic Campaign to Vaccinate 2.5 Million Haitian Children

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Direct Relief International is playing a major role in a historic campaign to vaccinate 2.5 million Haitian children under 10 years old. Working with global medical technology company BD, Direct Relief is supplying BD syringes and needles to make these immunizations possible. The vaccination will be provided without cost, and the initial focus will be on measles, rubella, and polio. […]

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Building Back Better in Haiti

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With assistance from Direct Relief International, Healing Hands for Haiti opened its doors Monday at the new Klinik Kay Kapab, Haiti’s largest physical rehabilitation center, offering comprehensive rehabilitation care for adults and children. Prior to the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Healing Hands was the sole provider of prosthetics, orthotics, and related rehabilitative services in the country. The earthquake destroyed […]

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Cyclone Daphne: Direct Relief Delivering Emergency Aid to Fiji

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Cyclone Daphne: Direct Relief Delivering Emergency Aid to Fiji Over $5 Million in Emergency Medicines Rushed to Help Flood-Ravaged Nation SANTA BARBARA, CA (April 6, 2012): To help people across the South Pacific nation of Fiji who have been impacted by Cyclone Daphne, Direct Relief is delivering specifically-requested medical aid to healthcare partners caring for persons injured and/or displaced by […]

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