Speaking at this year's Clinton Global Initiative meeting, President Clinton recalled a commitment made a year before, at the height of the Ebola crisis, to fly 100-tons of medical aid to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
South Carolina and North Carolina's epic deluge has finally ended after five days of ceaseless rains. No rain is expected to fall in either state through Thursday, giving time for the swollen rivers to recede and flooded communities to recover. The storm has killed at least 16 people in the Carolinas.
Considering an adult in the U.S. walks an average of 5,900 steps daily, 12 might not seem that significant. But given that a spinal chord injury five years ago left this man paralyzed from the waist down, his twelve steps - made possible by a brain-to-computer interface - were groundbreaking. >>> http://goo.gl/GzDQgz
"With limited resources and only daylight available, teams had approximately three minutes to diagnose, treat, and record each patient’s visit. And with hundreds of refugees to treat in Jordan, Direct Relief needed to speed up the medical data collection process while maintaining accuracy."
At the request of the CareSouth Carolina health center in Hartsville, a Direct Relief shipment of medical aid departed the warehouse today. The shipment contained Family Emergency Care Kits for patients whose homes were lost or damaged in the floods. The kits, which were sponsored by CVS, are scheduled to arrive at CareSouth Carolina Wednesday afternoon.
"Global leaders from the political, non-profit, and business worlds have been meeting on the East Coast for the last few days to look at ways of tackling issues like hunger, disease, and poverty. Among those on hand is a Santa Barbara County based non-profit, which received international recognition for its efforts to fight Ebola."
Direct Relief is a leading humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and in 70 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations.