Work

A Focus on Health

Health has intrinsic value, but it is also essential for people to learn, work, and live productive lives. Direct Relief works to equip health professionals in resource-poor communities to meet the challenges of diagnosing and caring for people without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. Learn More

Emergency Response

Every day, Direct Relief prepares the most vulnerable communities worldwide for more frequent, more destructive emergencies. And when disasters strike, Direct Relief responds fast, effectively, and efficiently to get medical resources where they need to be to save lives. Learn More

Places

United States

Direct Relief operates the largest charitable medicine program in the United States.
Direct Relief-supplied medicines are distributed at a health event conducted by the group Mountain Heart Nepal.  Patients were seen by physicians inside a rural school in Seratar, a mountainous community eight hours outside of the capital city of Kathmandu. Residents in Seratar have limited access to health care. (Dan Hovey/Direct Relief)

Issues & Solutions

Community Health

Direct Relief’s longstanding approach of supporting community-based facilities providing essential health services is a key strategy throughout the world.

Issues & Solutions

Maternal Health

Direct Relief’s humanitarian health efforts place particular emphasis on protecting women through the critical periods of pregnancy and childbirth.

Active Emergency Responses

Firefighters battle the Carr Fire in Shasta County last week. Direct Relief is offering respiratory masks and other supplies to healthcare facilities in areas across the state impacted by fires. (Photo courtesy of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)

Wildfires

California Wildfires

Direct Relief is responding to a series of devastating fires burning across its home state of California, providing healthcare agencies and emergency responders in wildfire-affected communities with N-95 masks, medicine and other needed items.

Refugee Crisis

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

An unprecedented humanitarian emergency has been building as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have crossed the Myanmar border into neighboring Bangladesh.

Designed for Disaster

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