Operational Update: More Than 300 Shipments Depart Globally Over Past Week

Morocco, Honduras, Burundi, Malawi, Afghanistan, Lebanon, the United States and others all received essential medical aid from Direct Relief's headquarters this week.

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The Direct Relief-funded Al Dobba Health Center in Yemen is open and seeing patients. A Direct Relief's grant to Yemen Aid supported renovations, equipment, and staffing for the health center. The Al Dobba Health Center is one of the few places in Lahij providing Covid-19 testing and is now equipped with solar power and vaccine refrigeration. Yemen Aid is one of hundreds of organizations to receive grant funding, in addition to medical aid, for Covid-19 response. (Courtesy photo)
The Direct Relief-funded Al Dobba Health Center in Yemen is open and seeing patients. A Direct Relief's grant to Yemen Aid supported renovations, equipment, and staffing for the health center. The Al Dobba Health Center is one of the few places in Lahij providing Covid-19 testing and is now equipped with solar power and vaccine refrigeration. Yemen Aid is one of hundreds of organizations to receive grant funding, in addition to medical aid, for Covid-19 response. (Courtesy photo)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 305 shipments of requested medical aid to 43 U.S. states and territories and 12 countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 1.6 million defined daily doses of medications, including rare disease therapies, cancer treatments, insulin, antibiotics, and other essential medications, as well as medical supplies for Covid-19 response efforts, including personal protective equipment.

In the U.S., Direct Relief delivered 294 shipments weighing 11,223 pounds and containing 153,186 doses of medications.

The largest U.S. shipments by value (wholesale) went to the following organizations:

Greenville Free Medical Clinic – Greenville, South Carolina ($88.4K)
St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy – Cincinnati, Ohio ($71.7K)
Matthew 25, Inc. – Fort Wayne, Indiana ($65.4K)
Bethesda Health Clinic – Tyler, Texas ($63.0K)
Ellis County Coalition for Health – Waxahachie, Texas ($54.1K)
Health Point Bryan/College Station – College Station, Texas ($50.8K)
Brother Bill’s Helping Hand Community Clinic – Dallas, Texas ($35.7K)
Hawaii H.O.M.E. Project – Honolulu, Hawaii ($30.0K)
Charis Health Center – Mount Juliet, Tennessee ($25.3K)
Bee Busy Wellness Center – Houston, Texas($18.9K)

Globally, Direct Relief shipped more than 1.4 million defined daily doses of medication totaling 41,664 pounds.

The following organizations received supplies:

Moroccan Ministry of Health ($3.1M)
Integrated National Chronic Disease Control Programs – Burundi ($1.9M)
Ministry of Health Republic of North Macedonia ($891K)
Proyecto Aldea Global – Honduras ($782.2K)
Diabaction Congo  ($619.7K)
Anera Gaza ($507.8K)
Afshar Hospital – Afghanistan ($191.5K)
Anera Lebanon ($135.4K)
National Institute Mongi Ben – Tunisia ($34.1K)
Ministry of Health Malawi  ($25.9K)

Direct Relief donated 10,000 isolation gowns that Anera has distributed to American University of Beirut Medical Center, the Tripoli Hospital and the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon, providing the three medical centers with essential PPE. These isolation gowns are important to protect healthcare providers from COVID-19, allowing them to continue providing patients with the care they need. (Anera photo)
Direct Relief donated 10,000 isolation gowns that Anera has distributed to American University of Beirut Medical Center, the Tripoli Hospital and the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon, providing the three medical centers with essential PPE. These isolation gowns are important to protect healthcare providers from COVID-19, allowing them to continue providing patients with the care they need. (Anera photo)

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Since January 1, 2021, Direct Relief has delivered 5,395 shipments to 1,376 partner organizations in 51 U.S. states and territories and 61 countries.

These shipments contained 60.4 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $277.6 million (wholesale) and totaling 2.3 million lbs. (1,150 tons).

Direct Relief has also supported the following organizations this year with grants:

Ain Shams University Hospital
Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
Atlantic Medical Center Sabana Hoyos
Alliance for Medical Outreach and Relief
Anera
Asociacion de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico
Atlantic Medical Center
Australian Childhood Foundation
Baylor College of Medicine – Children’s Foundation Malawi
Bayou Clinic
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
Butte County Public Health Department
CAF-Africa
Camuy Health Services, Inc.
Centro de Salud Familiar Dr. Julio Palmieri Ferri, Inc.
Centro de Servicios Primarios de Salud
Centros Integrados de Servicios de Salud
Children in Trouble
Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
Community Health Center Association of Mississippi
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast
Community University Health Care Center, University of Minnesota
Concilio de Salud Integral de Loiza, Inc
Corporación de Servicios Médicos Primarios y Prevención de Hatillo, Inc.
Corporación SANOS, Inc.
COSSMA, Inc.
Edna Adan University Hospital
Florida Association of Community Health Centers
Fort Defiance Indian Hospital
Foundation for Puerto Rico
Foundation of Amazon Sustainability
Gift of the Givers
Global Health Access Program (GHAP)
Groundswell UK
Gynocare Women’s and Fistula Hospital in Kenya
Health Alliance International
Health Equity International (Haiti)
Health Net, Inc
Heart of God Care Centre
HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh, Inc.
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Midwives for Haiti
National Black Church Initiative
National Black Nurses Association
NC MedAssist
NeoMed Center, Inc.
Northeast Valley Health
Oxnard Firefighters Foundation, Inc
Rio Beni Health Foundation
Salud Integral en la Montaña, Inc.
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Solar Responders
The Navajo Nation
Uganda Cancer Institute
Oxnard Firefighters Foundation, Inc
University of KwaZulu Natal
Yayasan Bumi Sehat
Yemen Aid

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