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Medical Tents Transform City Square into Health Clinic After Mexico Earthquake

A bustling, tree-lined plaza — the center of community life in Ocuituco, Mexico — is now a place for the city’s residents to get the medical care …

Medicine

Hundreds Dead After Earthquake Rocks Communities in Iran, Iraq

More than 400 people are dead and thousands injured after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake reverberated from its epicenter in Ezgeleh, Iran, near the Iraq …

Iran

The Right Medicines at the Right Time Protect Vulnerable Babies in Haiti

Dr. Rony Saint-Fleur works to treat the smallest patients at Justinian University Hospital, babies so small that an infection could prove deadly if …

Medicine

Medicines Arrive at Bidi Bidi, Strengthening Care for South Sudanese Refugees

Uganda has received over 1 million South Sudanese refugees alone since July 2016, with over 80 percent being women and children. The surge of …

Africa

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Visits Direct Relief's New Headquarters

Direct Relief staff hosted New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Thursday, as well as Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider and city staff.<p>Landrieu and …

Mitch Landrieu

Confronting Opioid Crisis Strains Community Health Resources

<i>(Editor’s note: This story is the third in a series. Earlier stories can be found here and here.)</i><p>A patient at Avenal Community Health Center …

Health Care

Direct Relief Ships Medicines, Protective Gear, as Plague Cases Rise in Madagascar

While Madagascar experiences outbreaks of the plague, also known as the Black Death, in rural regions nearly every year, the country is experiencing …

Public Health

With Gaps Left by Earthquake, Mexfam Steps Up for Health Care in Oaxaca

On a scorching Wednesday afternoon, representatives from Direct Relief-partner organization Mexfam drove into the village of Santa María de Xadani in …

Health Care

76-Ton Airlift of Medicine and Medical Supplies Lands in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, October 27, 2017 — Direct Relief today airlifted 152,604 lbs. of urgently needed medical resources to Puerto Rico, where …

Viruses

Direct Relief to Airlift 76 Tons of Medicine and Medical Supplies to Puerto Rico

MIAMI, October 25, 2017 — Direct Relief is preparing to airlift 152,604 lbs. of urgently needed medical resources to the Department of Health, …

Caribbean

Wildfire Update: Additional Medical Aid, $50,000 Recovery Grant Delivered to Health Center Damaged by Blaze

Catastrophic wildfires across Northern California, which hit the area on Oct. 8, have displaced upwards of 100,000 people, destroyed at least 8,400 …

Medical Technology

In Detroit, Caring for Skin, One Screening at a Time

At first it was just a mole.<p>A small bump just above the left collarbone had sprung up on Hector Quevedo’s neck.<p>After a year of using glycerin in …

Health Care

Direct Relief and HOPE Hospital Bring Healthcare to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Since Aug. 25, over half a million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State for an area just slightly south of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, …

Refugees

Amid Oaxaca Earthquake Destruction, Creating a Hub for Medicine

On the night of Sept. 7, the earth shook beneath the Istmo de Tehuantepec, a region in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, for nearly two minutes. …

Medicine

Beyond Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Fires: The Other Humanitarian Crises

For many of us living in the western hemisphere, the past 10 weeks or so have been a blur of nonstop natural disasters. Ten Atlantic hurricanes, two …

Public Health

With Access to Some Communities Still a Challenge, Helicopter Flights Get Key Medicines to Isolated Areas

Direct Relief shipments of critical medicines reached several communities in Puerto Rico Sunday, places where access has been a challenge.<p>Helicopters …

U.S. Coast Guard

With Vulnerable Community Still Underwater, Puerto Rico Health Center Working Overtime

What was once a neighborhood with a small stream running through it is now a fetid lake that has swamped homes and presents a major health concern …

Puerto Rico

Wildfire Update: Emergency Medicine, N-95 Masks Delivered to Northern California

Deadly wildfires across Northern California that erupted Oct. 8 have displaced upwards of 100,000 people, destroyed over 7,700 structures and caused …

Northern California

Insulin Reaches Clinics, Patients Navigating Post-Storm Life

Nestled in blue cold storage containers and between cold packs preserving a stable temperature from the humid San Juan air, precious vials of insulin …

Health Care

In Puerto Rico's Devastated Inland Areas, Emergency Medicines Equip Doctors for Care

A parking lot in San Juan turned into a staging area Tuesday morning as about 10 doctors, nurses and administrators gathered between rows of parked …

Puerto Rico

As Wildfires Burn Across Northern California, Direct Relief Sends Critical Aid

At least 24 have been reported dead, almost 900 missing, and over 100 hospitalized as destructive, fast-moving wildfires continue to sweep across …

Northern California

Emergency Response: Northern California Wildfires

In response to wildfires burning across Northern California, Direct Relief has offered emergency assistance to California’s Office of Emergency …

California Wildfires

Assessing Storm Impact in Puerto Rico with Remote Sensing and Digital Volunteers

After the winds and rains of Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, the island was left in darkness. Electrical power generation was cut for 100 …

GIS

Deadly Tropical Storm Nate Gathers Strength on Path to U.S. Gulf

The relentless hurricane season shows no sign of letting up, with meteorologists tracking a new storm expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast on …

Weather

Relentless Storm Season Reinforces Need to Rebuild Differently

<b>Highlights:</b><p><b>While storms of 2017 didn’t increase in number compared to years past, they increased in strength.</b>• <b><br>Whether 2017 storm season is “new</b> …

Puerto Rico

Critical Shipment of Insulin Reaches Puerto Rico Department of Health

On Wednesday, Direct Relief delivered a critical shipment of nearly 16,000 doses of insulin to public health agencies in Puerto Rico. The medicine is …

Diabetes

Hurricane Response Update: Medicines Distributed Throughout Puerto Rico, Caribbean

The devastating hurricanes that swept through the Caribbean last month called for a significant humanitarian response, and Direct Relief has been …

Caribbean

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Delivers Direct Relief Medicines to Puerto Rico Hospital

Why aren't life-saving supplies getting to those in need in Puerto Rico? Dr. Sanjay Gupta sees if he can help http://cnn.it/2xHS9xp<p>Posted by The …

Viruses

Puerto Rico Crisis: Direct Relief Commits Initial $300,000 Cash to Bolster Community Health Centers

Direct Relief today committed an initial $250,000 in cash for community health centers in Puerto Rico to aid recovery efforts in Hurricane Maria’s …

Caribbean

Urgently Needed Hemophilia Drugs Delivered to Puerto Rico Pediatric Hospital

A shipment of life-saving medicine for children with hemophilia was delivered to a Puerto Rico hospital on Thursday, just hours before the hospital …

Medicine