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2014-09-10 16:26:57

Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Aid Haiti's Battle with Chikungunya -- Health officials anticipate that up to 50 percent of the population will be affected by the outbreak. The most recent numbers for Haiti record nearly 65,000 suspected cases. -- Apotex, Inc. donates more than $2.2 M in medical supplies to Direct Relief for chikungunya response. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - As the mosquito-borne...

2014-08-26 00:21:11

As supply lines contract, ATX Air Services, LLC contributes plane, crew to fly aid to Liberia FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds of urgently requested gloves, masks, gowns, and other medical...

2014-08-25 16:27:07

Initiative Seeks to Expand Access and Improve Healthcare for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations in the U.S. Through Support to Clinics and Community Health Centers FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company - together with Direct Relief and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) - has announced the winners of the 2014 "Innovations in Care" awards to seven community...

2014-06-11 12:28:15

Massive medical pre-positioning effort spans nine U.S. states, nine countries at risk of storms SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2014 hurricane season officially underway, humanitarian organization Direct Relief has expanded its extensive medical pre-positioning efforts to safeguard dozens of communities in the U.S. and internationally that are particularly vulnerable to storm-related health risks....

2014-05-20 16:27:20

Combining corporate and nonprofit strengths enable millions of people in need to access health care SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CECP today presented its 2014 Directors' Award to humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief at the annual CECP Summit in New York City for its collaboration with FedEx to help tens of millions of people in need in the U.S. and around the world access life-saving medicines and supplies. Founded by Paul Newman in 1999,...

2014-05-01 16:33:47

Direct Relief to distribute product across America to nonprofit health centers, clinics, and allergy camps SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sanofi Foundation for North America has donated more than 90,000 Auvi-Q(®) (epinephrine injection, USP) epinephrine auto-injectors to medical aid organization Direct Relief for distribution to nonprofit health centers, clinics, and allergy camps across the U.S. that care for people at risk of life-threatening...

2014-05-01 16:31:04

$100 thousand cash, $58 million in medical material made available for relief effort SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency aid from medical aid organization Direct Relief arrived Wednesday at two clinics in Arkansas treating people affected by this week's deadly series of tornadoes in the South and Midwest - the most destructive outbreak of the year. The organization also announced it is making available an initial $100,000 in cash and its current...

2014-01-21 00:20:41

-- More than 2.4 million gloves en route to affected areas -- ISELIN, N.J., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ansell (ASX: ANN), a global leader in protection solutions, today announced that it has donated medical and industrial products to Direct Relief in response to the Haiyan typhoon disaster. The medical products, donated from facilities throughout Ansell global operations, include 1.7 million pieces of medical exam gloves and more than 680,000 pairs of surgical gloves to assist in...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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