Innovation & Technology

Reflections on the First UN Expert Meeting on Humanitarian UAVs

Humanitarian UAV

The first-ever meeting of the United Nations (UN) expert advisory group on humanitarian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) met Thursday at […]

NetHope Summit 2014: Using Technology to Address Global Challenges

NetHope Summit 2013 FB

At this year’s NetHope Member Global Summit, held Nov. 3-5 at Cisco headquarters in San Jose, Calif., Direct Relief had the opportunity […]

A Map of Community Health Workers in sub-Saharan Africa

1 Million Health Workers Map

As Ebola prompts calls and support for a much-needed increase in the number of trained community health workers, it is critical that we understand where these workers are […]

Coding for a Cause: Women’s Hackathon Teams Simulate Disaster Response

womens hackathon screenshot

This past Saturday in Phoenix, Ariz. I had the honor and the pleasure of helping out with one of a series of […]

Dawn Long Joins Direct Relief as CTO

Direct Relief is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Long to Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Long is charged with […]

Mapping One Million Community Health Workers

Esri CHW pic 9-4-14 paint

The Research and Analysis Team is at the headquarters of technology company Esri for an intensive ten-day collaboration to developing mapping applications […]