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Oct 30, 2014, 13:16 ET
Ebola Outbreak: Emergency Medicine and Personal Protective Equipment from Direct Relief (directrelief.org) bound for medical staff battling Ebola in West Africa.

Ebola in the US: National Survey of America's Health Safety Net

One-third of America's safety-net facilities reported limited supplies of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and...

May 01, 2014, 17:05 ET

Sanofi US Donates Record Number of Epinephrine Auto-injectors to Help People at Risk for Severe, Life-threatening Allergic Reactions

The Sanofi Foundation for North America has donated more than 90,000 Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) epinephrine auto-injectors to...

May 01, 2014, 14:03 ET

Medical Aid from Direct Relief Arrives for People Affected by Most Destructive Tornado Outbreak of the Year

 Emergency aid from medical aid organization Direct Relief arrived Wednesday at two clinics in Arkansas treating people affected by this...

May 31, 2013, 08:00 ET
Direct Relief staff ready hurricane preparedness packs filled with medicines and supplies for at-risk communities across the U.S.  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief International)

Hurricane Season: Preparing for Worst Case Scenario

 As the nation braces for the official start of hurricane season on June 1, humanitarian organization, Direct Relief is deploying $2 million...

May 21, 2013, 08:00 ET

Direct Relief: Accreditation Unique Among U.S. Nonprofits For Safe Drug Handling, Industry Best Practices

 Direct Relief has been reaccredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy©  (NABP©) as a Verified-Accredited...

Dec 26, 2012, 12:35 ET
Wish Edythe a Happy 105th www.facebook.com/directrelief.  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief International)

Make a 105-Year-Old's Birthday Wish Come True, Light a Candle on World's Largest (Virtual) Birthday Cake

At 104 years old, Edythe Kirchmaier has been serving others for more than a century, 40 years of which have been as a volunteer with Direct Relief...

Nov 21, 2012, 19:11 ET

NY Family Health Center Receives $250,000 Grant after Suffering Devastating Losses from Sandy

The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Center learned today that they will receive a $250,000 grant after suffering catastrophic damages caused by Hurricane...

Nov 08, 2012, 10:35 ET

Hurricane Sandy: National Groups Join to Support Nonprofit Health Centers and Clinics

National Association of Community Health Centers, Direct Relief Establish Sandy Fund to Support Safety-Net Facilities in Affected Communities...

Nov 03, 2012, 15:58 ET

Direct Relief Increases Commitment to Sandy Relief to $1 million cash

 Direct Relief has increased its financial commitment of cash to $1 million from its original $250,000 after receiving financial...

Oct 31, 2012, 14:57 ET

Direct Relief Commits $250,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Efforts

$25 million in medical inventory also made available for affected areas  As the wide-ranging effects of Hurricane Sandy continue to be...

Oct 29, 2012, 15:31 ET
Direct Relief analysis of evacuation zones for Hurricane Sandy in relation to health clinic partners.  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief International)

Big Data vs. Big Storm: New Technology Informs Hurricane Sandy Preparedness, Response

Direct Relief gets help from Palantir to transform humanitarian relief with powerful analytical tools, enabling faster and more precise emergency...

Aug 28, 2012, 02:55 ET

Preparing New Orleans, U.S. Gulf Coast for direct hit from Isaac

 As New Orleans and the U.S. Gulf Coast prepare for Isaac to make landfall, Direct Relief confirmed today that more than a dozen nonprofit...

Jul 26, 2012, 09:00 ET

Health In America: A Special Report

MORE PATIENTS, MORE PRESSURE ON NONPROFIT CLINICS AS HEALTH REFORM IMPLEMENTATION NEARS An alarming majority of U.S. nonprofit health...

May 25, 2012, 15:01 ET

Direct Relief Delivers Hurricane Packs As FEMA Urges Preparedness

National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Emergency Medical Supplies Pre-positioned Across U.S. As hurricane season officially begins June 1 and...

Apr 25, 2012, 19:17 ET

Helping Haiti's Moms and Babies

DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES MASSIVE MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH PROGRAM TO IMPROVE CARE FOR 60,000 EXPECTANT WOMEN  Direct...

Apr 03, 2012, 08:32 ET

Teva and Direct Relief Donate $3 million in Contraceptives for Uninsured Women

Under Economic Strain, More Women Rely on Community Health Centers for their Daily Health Needs In an effort to provide better care to...

Mar 08, 2012, 06:00 ET

Innovation on Access: Pharmaceutical Donations Support Nonprofit Effort to Bring Medicine to People Without Health Insurance

Abbott, Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc., and Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc., expand support through...

Jun 16, 2011, 16:20 ET

Patient Numbers and Chronic Diseases Surge at America's Nonprofit Clinics

Direct Relief report documents broad reach, increasing pressures, and key role of nonprofit health centers and clinics for over 21 million people...

Mar 24, 2011, 12:48 ET

NBA Basketball Stars Score for the People of Japan

Direct Relief International, one of the world's leading medical relief organizations, today announced that twenty players from the National...

Dec 06, 2010, 08:30 ET

CSL Behring Medical Product Donation Helps Meet Critical Need for Ongoing Cholera Relief Effort in Haiti

Direct Relief International announced today that CSL Behring has donated critically needed medical supplies to assist cholera patients in Haiti....