A strong network of trusted partners enables Direct Relief to assess immediate healthcare needs, understand the situation on the ground, and respond quickly and efficiently when a disaster strikes.
Direct Relief’s medical assistance programs equip health professionals in resource-poor communities to meet the challenges of diagnosing, treating, and caring for people in need.
Based on years of experience, Direct Relief designs and deploys a range of humanitarian products to support vulnerable communities throughout the world.
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Direct Relief is the largest charitable medicines provider in the United States, and partners with nonprofit health centers and clinics serving patients in their communities. These facilities provide comprehensive, culturally competent health services to more than 23 million U.S. residents each year.
Direct Relief’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the eighth consecutive time that Direct Relief has earned this top distinction.
The growth occurred in a year when Direct Relief extended more help to more people in need than ever before in its 69-year history, furnishing essential medications, vaccines, instruments and supplies through 13,554 deliveries to all 50 U.S. and globally.
Direct Relief continues to support health needs on the island, along with critical water and power infrastructure needs for healthcare facilities recovering from Hurricane Maria.