How to Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season


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$25.00 can provide the medical supplies for a midwife to perform a clean, safe delivery.

Every day, almost 800 women die in pregnancy or childbirth. Having a skilled health care attendant during pregnancy and childbirth is one of the most important interventions to reduce the number of women and babies who die or are injured.  Direct Relief supports midwife-training institutions and health facilities in countries with some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world and also provides trained midwives with the essential equipment that they need to deliver skilled care. With your support Direct Relief can continue to provide midwives with the equipment needed to save lives.

$100.00 can provide dignity kits to five women living with obstetric fistula.

An estimated 2 million women and girls in the developing world are living with obstetric fistula – a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged and obstructed labor. If untreated, a woman with obstetric fistula will experience constant, uncontrollable leakage of urine and/or feces and as a result, often suffers isolation and stigma. But, the condition is treatable. With support, Direct Relief delivers critical supplies necessary for fistula repair surgery and post-operative care, including sutures, surgical instruments, antibiotics and pain medication, incontinence pads, and personal care products.

$250.00 can provide 50 children with antibiotics to tackle the #1 killer of kids under 5 years old.

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five, killing more than 1.5 million children worldwide each year – more deadly than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. The majority of children who die from pneumonia are in developing countries where access to care is limited. Pneumonia is both preventable and treatable with the appropriate medicine. Direct Relief is committed to helping 50,000 kids with pneumonia receive care by working with healthcare providers in 10 countries treating childhood pneumonia in the most vulnerable communities around the world.

$500.00 can equip a U.S. Medical Reserve Corps volunteer with emergency medical supplies to save lives.

Direct Relief provides Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers with ruggedized, specially designed backpacks filled with medical supplies to help address community health needs in an emergency. Each MRC pack contains supplies and equipment to meet a variety of prevalent disaster-related health needs, including infection control, diagnostics, trauma care, and personal protection tools. The packs enable Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members—trained, credentialed, medical personnel—to respond when disaster strikes.

Each of the ways to give are illustrative of the ways that your contributions will be used.  Each initiative is an actual ongoing program at Direct Relief.

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