Disease Prevention and Treatment

Direct Relief is committed to its health care provider partners around the globe  as they respond to critical health issues in their communities.

In many countries where Direct Relief works, the rise of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and respiratory disease are starting to become issues of serious public health concern. There continues to be a significant burden of communicable disease such as HIV/AIDS in low and middle-income countries.

Direct Relief is uniquely positioned to identify the leading health care providers in low-resource settings that are meeting these public health challenges and to equip them with essential medicines and medical supplies from leading healthcare companies to enable them to better serve their patients.

Key Initiatives

Cancer Screening and Treatment: Helping increase access to life-saving oncology drugs as well as early screening and diagnostic services.

Diabetes Prevention and Treatment: Supporting comprehensive programs that target all groups of people, from children with Type 1 diabetes to rural outreach and nutrition services.

HIV/AIDS Testing and Treatment: Focusing resources to increase access to HIV testing, prevention, care, and treatment in 60 countries worldwide.

Rare Diseases: Learn about Direct Relief’s work to expand access to medicines for rare diseases.


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