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Staff Story: Fiji Clinic Visit

This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee, Susan Fowler, Advisorr, Program Resources and Development. The boat arranged by the village chief arrived on schedule, and we loaded it with medical goods then climbed aboard. I was accompanying a medical team, organized by the U.S.-based Loloma Foundation, and we were traveling by boat around the Yasawa Island […]

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From The Field: Bidada Hospital, India

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This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Mat Maccalla. The opening ceremony for Bidada Hospital’s 33rd medical and surgical camp was held on January 3, 2007. I arrived at the facility the following day, and the medical screenings, consultations, and pre-operative services were already in full swing. The hospital is administered by the Shree Bidada Sarvodaya […]

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Staff Story: Remembering the Asian Tsunami

This is a personal story by Direct Relief  Employee Matt MacCalla. On December 26, 2006, in a modest event commemorating the second anniversary of the Asian Tsunami, a small assembly of people, including officials from India’s national and local governments, gathered in the Andaman Island capital of Port Blair. Together, they intended to illustrate that there is more than grief to […]

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Staff Story: South India Visit

This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Mat Maccalla. I went to southern India to visit a hospital that was using a telemedicine van that Direct Relief International had bought for them. Recently there had been an international conference about the van put on by the United Nations and the Indian Space and Research Organization, […]

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Staff Story: Situation Report from Indonesia

This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Annie Maxwell and Emergency Coordinator Brett Williams. The Indonesian people have responded to the tragic loss of life and extensive displacement with tremendous resolve. Our arrival in Yogyakarta three days ago coincided with the arrival of the emergency medical shipment that had been packed and air-shipped.; Clearance of the […]

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Staff Story: Mississippi Clinic Visits

This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Chris Brady. The objective of the trip was to meet with current and prospective Direct Relief International partners in the Mississippi Gulf area. Overall I was extremely impressed by the commitment of the people I met there, and the quality of their work post Katrina. As expected the most […]

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