Direct Relief supports medical professionals internationally

Strengthening Fragile Health Systems

Direct Relief works to improve the health of people living in high-need areas by strengthening fragile health systems and increasing access to quality health care in 70 countries around the world.

To achieve this goal, Direct Relief partners with local health providers, leading healthcare companies, and business leaders, to deliver medicines, medical supplies and equipment through transparent, reliable, and cost-effective channels.

Direct Relief seeks to support existing health providers over the long term, delivering aid without regard to race, ethnicity, political or religious affiliations, or ability to pay.

Maternal and Child Health

Direct Relief focuses its Maternal and Child Health efforts on high-impact investments to help ensure the health of mothers and their children during pregnancy and delivery. Because when women survive childbirth, they give birth to healthier families, communities, and nations.

Direct Relief is strengthening maternal and child health efforts through Equipping Midwives with essential supplies to ensure safe delivery, increasing access to Emergency Obstetric Care for complicated deliveries, and supporting Obstetric Fistula Repair programs to provide life-restoring care to thousands of women with this devastating childbirth injury.

Direct Relief is also working to support local health providers combat childhood pneumonia, the number one killer of children under five worldwide.

Disease Prevention and Treatment

Direct Relief supports health professionals in developing countries combat high-burden communicable and non-communicable diseases that affect the health and wellbeing of the people they serve.

Direct Relief provides medicines and medical supplies to help address a range of primary healthcare needs, as well as targeted support to improve the health of people living with HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer.


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