Direct Relief

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Respiratory Medicines Helping Newborns Breathe Easy in Lebanon

<i>Editor’s note: The post below was originally published by American Near East Refugee Aid. ANERA serves Palestinian refugees and poor communities in</i> …

Pregnancy

Direct Relief Welcomes Three New Directors to Board

Direct Relief has elected three new directors to its board. The new directors, who bring an abundance of knowledge in medicine, business and law, …

U.S. Marines

California Wildfire Response: Santa Barbara County

Direct Relief has offered emergency assistance to the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services and Public Health Department in response to a …

California

Direct Relief Briefs Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider on Construction of New Headquarters

Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider visited Direct Relief Friday, where she toured the site of the organization’s future headquarters, an 8-acre …

California

Mexican Philanthropy: Corporations, Nonprofits, Government Work Together to Improve Health

<i>Direct Relief Creates Donation Channel for Mexican-Made Pharmaceuticals. Bayer, Kuehne + Nagel Provide First Major Donation.</i><p>Direct Relief today …

Latin America

Cholera Treatment Kits Provide Inexpensive, Yet Life-saving, Medical Aid to Those in Crisis

Direct Relief is shipping cholera treatment kits to Yemen, where over 200,000 suspected cholera cases have been reported across the country. That …

Disease

Empowering the Life-Saving Work of Midwives in Togo

Moulikatou Fousseni always knew she wanted to be a midwife. As a young girl, Fousseni loved caring for others and found the work of midwives …

Pregnancy

As Tropical Storm Cindy Barrels Toward Gulf, Emergency Supplies Ready

<i>(Editor’s note: This story was updated on June 22, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.)</i><p>As Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall Thursday morning, the storm weakened to a …

Weather

Direct Relief Bolsters Yemeni Hospitals with Much-Needed Medicines in Latest Shipment

Almost 5,000 pounds of medical aid from Direct Relief was sent to Yemen last week, including critical medicines and supplies requested by healthcare …

Disease

Threatened Communities Stocked with Emergency Medicine at Hurricane Season’s Start

With the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially underway, Direct Relief announced it is prepositioning emergency medicine and medical supplies in …

Weather

Flooding in Sri Lanka: Direct Relief Prepares Emergency Medical Aid

More than 200 people are dead and over 100 missing, after severe flooding devastated the southwestern region of Sri Lanka in late May. The monsoonal …

Sri Lanka

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 …

Weather

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, …

Peru

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 …

Earthquakes

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 …

Syria

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 …

South America

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 …

South America

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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> …

Health Care

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>…

South America