Direct Relief

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A Nurse Who's More Than a Nurse to Children in Haiti #HelptheHelpers

By Monday morning, it was clear from the painful swelling in Don’s face that something was wrong. The fifth grader’s jaw and cheek had become …

Disease

Direct Relief Providing Overdose-Reversing Naloxone Nationwide to Safety-Net Health Clinics

In response to the opioid epidemic in the United States, Direct Relief is working with Pfizer to make up to 1 million doses of overdose-reversing …

Health Care

Direct Relief Delivers Chemical-Weapons Antidotes, Protective Gear for Syrian Doctors

Direct Relief has shipped the first of three batches of nerve agent antidotes and protective gear to Syria to help shield Syrian doctors and …

Syria

Adorably Named Camps Create Summer Adventures for Kids with Diabetes

As children across the country embark on their summer adventures, a few dozen camps make it possible for kids with diabetes to experience the …

Diabetes

Direct Relief Ships Emergency Aid to Oklahoma After Tornado Strikes

A tornado tore through Elk City, Oklahoma earlier this week, destroying at least 50 homes and causing severe damage to dozens of buildings. At least …

Storms

Mexico City Children with Cancer Board Bus to Treatment, Better Life (Video)

Before the sun rises over the Mexico City skyline each weekday, a group of sleepy children board a bus.<p>Instead of taking them to school, the bus …

Mexico City

From the Front Lines, Missouri Highlands Health Care

Devastating floods struck Naylor, Missouri, a rural farming community in Ripley County, on April 30, 2017. Residents in the area quickly responded as …

Health Care

Governor's Office of Emergency Services Visits Site of Direct Relief's New Headquarters

Direct Relief hosted a key official from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Thursday to discuss the critical role of partnerships …

Health Care

Direct Relief Provides $5.5 Million in Emergency Aid in Aftermath of Peru Floods

Even though floodwaters have receded, recovery continues in Peru.<p>Heavy rains that spanned several months overwhelmed infrastructure in many areas, …

Opening the Door for Haiti: A Conversation with Father Rick Frechette

A knock on the door of Father Rick Frechette’s home in Haiti could mean many things.<p>It is often someone in medical crisis, seeking care in a …

Health Care

Emergency Health Supplies Dispatched to Flood-Ravaged Communities in South, Midwest

As flooding and storms continue to ravage the South and Midwest, Direct Relief is sending two emergency health kits, as well as other critical …

Weather

After Nepal Earthquake, Road to Recovery Continues. So Does Direct Relief's Commitment.

April 25, 2017, marked the second anniversary of a devastating earthquake in Nepal that killed nearly 9,000 people, injured more than 17,000, and …

Health Care

A Doctor's Mission, Heard by Thousands of Children in Nepal

At an early age, when her grandfather died from a brain abscess that began as a minor ear infection, Dr. Milan Maharjan learned the shortcomings of a …

Working to Protect Frontline Healthworkers in Syria

Just hours after the deadly Sarin strike in Idlib Province on April 4, Direct Relief received an email from Dr. Ahmad Rami Moqdom, logistics manager …

Direct Relief Makes $32 Million in Medical Inventories Available to Colombia and Peru amid Historic Flooding

Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available $32 million in medical resources for relief and recovery efforts in …

Emergency Response: Flooding and Mudslides in Colombia

The first of several shipments bound for Colombia’s devastated southwestern Putumayo region is expected to arrive in the country Wednesday.<p>The …

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<b>Editor’s note: The post below was originally published by Mary’s Center, a community health center that provides health care and other services to</b> …

Direct Relief Delivers Emergency Medical Aid to Peru, Briefs Peruvian Consul General on Flood Response

As deadly flooding persists in Peru, Direct Relief mobilized a second shipment of more than 23,000 pounds of medicines and medical aid to the country.<p>…

Californithon Gaming Marathon Raises More than $15K for Direct Relief

After a weekend of non-stop video gameplay, Californithon 2 has ended, raising over $15,600 for Direct Relief. In under 60 hours, a group of gamers …

Direct Relief Ships Critical Aid to Peru in Wake of Persistent, Deadly Flooding

Two dozen pallets of requested medicines and medical supplies are bound for healthcare facilities in Peru, where unrelenting rains and deadly …

Direct Relief Aims to Alleviate Medical Pressures from War, Famine in South Sudan

The tragedy of South Sudan is among the most well-known in humanitarian and foreign policy circles. Established to great fanfare and aid commitments …

Emergency Update: Northern California Flooding

On Feb. 24, 2017, in response to requests from Lake County Public Health and Santa Clara County Better Health Pharmacy in San Jose, CA, Direct Relief …

BD Partnership Honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation at the Health Means Business National Summit with Healthy10 Award

BD Helping Build Healthy Communities™ Partnership Awarded for Helping Improve Care for Underserved Areas<p>A partnership among BD (Becton Dickinson and …

Health Care

Oroville Dam Crisis: With Evacuation Orders Lifted, Direct Relief Coordinates with State Officials on Response

As a long-serving member of the California Emergency Management Agency’s Business and Utility Operations Center (BUOC) — an association of private, …

Health

Direct Relief Offers Aid to Evacuees of Oroville Dam Area

Nearly 200,000 people have been told to evacuate the area surrounding the Oroville Dam in Northern California. Many were forced to leave their homes …

Water

Delivering Aid to Louisiana Communities Devastated by Tornadoes

Storms have torn through a large swath of the U.S. in 2017, with incidents including deadly flooding and devastating tornadoes.<p>In late April, at …

Weather

Casa de la Amistad Convenes Pediatric Cancer Forum

<b>AbbVie Foundation and Direct Relief Support Improved Access for Underserved Mexican Children</b><p>MEXICO CITY, Feb. 8, 2017— Casa de la Amistad para Niños …

Cancer

What a Difference a Person Can Make: a Conversation with Edna Adan

Edna Adan has made helping mothers and babies the mission of her life, and does so in her homeland of Somaliland, where the need is great. The area …

Pregnancy

Protecting Front-Line Health Workers from Infectious Disease in Rural Haiti #HelptheHelpers

In early December, a little boy arrived at the gates of St. Boniface Hospital nestled between his mother and father on a motorbike. Staff had been …

Disease

How a Hand-Made Hygiene Kit Empowers Girls to Stay in School

Globally, millions of women and girls lack access to feminine products and sanitation resources during their periods. While menstruation is a natural …

Hygiene