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Operational Update: 50 Tons of Medical Aid Departed Internationally Over Past Week

Medical aid for 14 countries departed this week from Direct Relief, including emergency shipments for residents impacted by volcanic eruptions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.



Emergency shipments of medical aid were staged before departure on April 12, 2021, at Direct Relief headquarters for those impacted by the volcanic eruption in St. Vincent in the Caribbean. The shipments were included in the $38.4 million worth of medical aid to depart internationally from Direct Relief over the past seven days. (Tony Morain/Direct Relief)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 497 shipments of requested medical aid to 44 U.S. states and territories and 14 countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 12.1 million defined daily doses of medications, including large quantities of diabetes medications, cancer treatment drugs, antibiotics, reproductive health products, and prenatal vitamins, as well as emergency medical aid for those impacted by the La Soufriere volcano.

In the U.S., Direct Relief delivered 478 shipments weighing 57,537 pounds and containing 2.1 million doses of medications.

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

Welvista – Columbia, South Carolina ($2.8M)
NCMedAssist –  Charlotte, North Carolina ($1.4M)
Community Health – Chicago, Illinois ($297.5K)
Utah Naloxone – Salt Lake City, Utah ($284.9K)
PanCare of Florida – Panama City, Florida ($249.2K)
Truman Medical Centers – Kansas City, Missouri ($191.4K)
UNC Healthcare – Durham, North Carolina ($176.5K)
Agape Clinic – Dallas, Texas ($139.0K)
Open Arms Clinic – Toccoa, Georgia ($115.3K)
Truman Medical Center Lakewood – Kansas City, Missouri ($98.1K)

First responders in Coahuila, Mexico, treated patients with Direct Relief-provided Emergency Medical Backpacks this week. These backpacks, containing first aid essentials, were delivered to Coahuila's Ministry of Health last week in response to local wildfires, and are now also being used to support paramedics at vaccination campaigns and providing auxiliary supplies in support of their moto-ambulance units. (Photos courtesy of SAMUCoahuila)
First responders in Coahuila, Mexico, treated patients with Direct Relief-provided Emergency Medical Backpacks this week. These backpacks, containing first aid essentials, were delivered to Coahuila’s Ministry of Health last week in response to local wildfires. They are now also being used to support paramedics working at vaccination campaigns and providing auxiliary supplies in support of their moto-ambulance units. (Photos courtesy of SAMUCoahuila)

Globally, Direct Relief shipped more than 18.1 million defined daily doses of medication totaling 103,934 pounds.

The following organizations received supplies:

Pan American Health Organization – ($26.7M)
National Republican Endocrinology Centre – Tajikistan  ($3.2M)
Health Ministry of RA – Armenia ($2.2M)
Uganda Cancer Institute –  ($1.9M)
Ministry of Health, Wellness, and the Environment – St. Vincent and the Grenadines ($1.8M)
Ethiopian Diabetes Association  – ($1.1M)
Siempre Unidos – Honduras ($480.4K)
Fetal Care Research Foundation – India ($256.3K)
Wellness Clinic at New Hope Center – Democratic Republic of Congo ($212.1K)
Syrian American Medical Society –  ($192.2K)

Since January 1, 2021, Direct Relief has delivered 6,768 shipments to 1,482 partner organizations in 52 U.S. states and territories and 68 countries.

These shipments contained 83 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $353.5 million (wholesale) and totaling 2.7 million lbs. (1,350 tons).

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

Aaron E Henry Community Health Services Center
Advance Community Health, Inc
AHA Centre
Albany Area Primary Health Care
Alliance for Medical Outreach & Relief
AltaPointe Health Systems, Inc.
Amref Health Africa
Anera HQ
Anson Regional Medical Services , Inc.
Anthony L Jordan Health Corporation
Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
Arroyo Vista Family Health Center
Asian American Health Coalition dba HOPE Clinic
Asociación de Salud Comunitaria de las Islas de la Bahía
Asociacion de Salud Primaria de PR
Asociación Vida Perú
Association des Diabétiques du Congo (ADIC)
Atlantic Medical Center Sabana Hoyos
Australian Childhood Foundation
B.P Eye Foundation, Hospital for Children Eye ENT and Rehabilitation Services (CHEERS)
Banyan Community Health Center, Inc
Barrio Comprehensive Family Health Care
Baylor College of Medicine- Children’s Foundation Malawi
Bayou Clinic
Bond Community Health Center YouRx Pharmacy @ BondCHC
Borinquen Health Care Center, Inc.
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
Broward Community & Family Health Center
Butte County Public Health Department
Cactus Health Services, Inc.
Camuy Health Services, Inc.
Care Resource
Caring Health Center
CCBRT Disability Hospital
CCI – Silver Spring
Centro de Salud Familiar Dr. Julio Palmieri Ferri, Inc.
Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc.
Centro de Servicios Primarios de Salud de Patillas, Inc.
Centro de Servicios Primarios de Salud, Inc.
Centros Integrados de Servicios de Salud
Chapman University
Charles River Community Health
Charter Oak Health Center
Children in Trouble
Clean Energy Group Inc
Codman Square Health Center
Colorado Coalition For The Homeless
Columbia Valley Community Health
Community-University Health Care Center University of Minnesota
Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
Community Health Assn. of Spokane CHAS Administration Office
Community Health Care
Community Health Care Association of New York State
Community Health Care, Inc. dba CompleteCare Health Network
Community Health Care, Inc. Edgerton Women’s Health Center
Community Health Center Association of Mississippi
Community Health Center of Richmond
Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas
Community Health Centers
Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc.
Community Health Centers of The Central Coast
Community Health Clinics dba Terry Reilly Health Services
Community Health Foundation of Puerto Rico
Community Health of South Florida
Community Health Systems
Community Partners International
Concilio de Salud Integral de Loiza, Inc
Cornerstone Care, Inc.
Corporación de Servicios Médicos Primarios y Prevención de Hatillo, Inc.
Corporación SANOS, Inc.
Costa Salud Community Health Centers Rincón
Country Doctor Community Health Centers Country Doctor Community Clinic
Cowlitz Family Health Center
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital
Delta Health Center
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Dhulikhel Hospital Kathmandu University Hospital
Dimock Community Health Center
Dot House Health
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Corporation
Edna Adan University Hospital
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
El Punto en la Montaña, Inc.
Elaine Ellis Center of Health, Inc.
EMERGENCY USA Life Support For Civilian Victims of War
Esperanza Health Centers
Fair Haven Community Health Clinic, Inc.
Family Health Centers
Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida
Fetter Health Care Network
Finger Lakes Migrant Health Care Project, Inc.
Florida Association of Community Health Centers
Florida Community Health Centers
Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board Tse’Hootsooi’ Medical Center
Foundation for Puerto Rico
Foundation of Amazon Sustainability
FoundCare, Inc.
Fundación Banco Medicamentos y Bienestar
Fundacion Fraternidad sin Fronteras IAP
Fundación Solidaria del Divino Niño Jesús, Inc
Gift of the Givers Foundation
Golden Valley Health Centers
Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb
Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
Groundswell UK
Gynocare Women’s & Fistula Hospital
Harbor Health Services
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Inc
Health Alliance International
Health Equity International
Health Futures Foundation Inc.
Health Net, Inc
Health Partners of Western Ohio
Health ProMed Foundation, Inc.
Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Collier Health Services
HealthLinc, Inc.
Heart of Florida Health Center Administration
Heart of God Care Centre
Heart of Texas Community Health Center
Holyoke Health Center
HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh, Inc.
Horizon Health Care, Inc. Administration
Hospital Comunitario Buen Samaritano,
Hospital General de Castañer, Inc.
Hospital Pediátrico Universitario Dr. Antonio Ortiz (Centro Medico)
Hudson Headwaters Health Network
Innis Community Health Center
J.C. Lewis Health Care Center
Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center
Jericho Road Community Health Center
Jessie Trice Community Health
Johns Hopkins University
JWCH Institute, Inc.
La Familia Counseling Center
La Maestra Community Health Centers
Lifelong Medical Care Administration
Lincoln Community Health Center Incorporated
Lynn Community Health, Inc.
Maple City Health Care Center
Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
MCR Health, Inc.
Med Centro, Inc.
Medical Associates Plus
Medical Genetics Department Faculty of Medicine
Mendocino Community Health Clinic Inc. Hillside Health Center
Metro Community Provider Network
Midwives for Haiti
Migrant Health Center Western Region, Inc.
Moreno Valley Family Health Center Community Health Systems, Inc.
Morovis Community Health Center, Inc.
Moses Lake Community Health Center
Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centre
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
National Black Church Initiative
National Black Nurses Association
Native Action Inc.
NC MedAssist
Neighborhood Health
Neighborhood Health Center of WNY, Inc
Neighborhood Healthcare Administration
Neighborhood Medical Center, Inc.
NeoMed Center, Inc.
Nia Tero
North Country Family Health Center, Inc.
North East Medical Services
Northeast Community Clinic
Northeast Valley Health Corporation Corporate Office
OneWorld Community Health Center
Open Door Family Medical Centers Inc.
Opportunities Industrialization Center
Oxnard Firefighters Foundation, Inc
Palms Medical Group
ParkTree Community Health Center
Partnership Health Center
Patronato Pro Hospital Civil de Tijuana
People to People Aid Corporation
Por Los Nuestros, Inc.
PR CONCRA Puerto Rico Community Network for Clinical Research on Aids, Inc.
Premier Community HealthCare Administrative Office
Primary Care Medical Services of Poinciana, Inc. Osceola Community Health Services
Project Health, Inc. dba Langley Health Services
PryMed Medical Care, Inc.
Public Health Management Corporation
QueensCare Health Centers
Rahmawati Husein
Richford Health Center, Inc.
Rio Beni Health Foundation
Rural Health Group
Ruth Paz Foundation, Inc. Michael Paz, President
SAC Health System
Salud Integral en la Montaña, Inc.
Salud Para La Gente
Santa Barbara County Fire Dept
Santa Barbara Education Foundation
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Eastside Neighborhood Clinic
Santa Rosa Community Health Centers Brookwood Health Center
Servicios de Salud Primarios de Barceloneta d/b/a Atlantic Medical Center
Settlement Health & Medical Services
Shalom Health Care Center
Shanti Foundation
Share Our Selves Community Health Center
Sinergias Alianzas Estratégicas Para La Salud y el Desarrollo Social
Solar Responder
South Boston Community Health Center
South Cove Community Health Center
Southwest Community Health Center
Spectra Health
St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor
St. Thomas Community Health Center
Summit Community Care Clinic
Sun Life Family Health Center
Suncoast Community Health Centers Administrative Offices
Susquehanna Community Health & Dental Clinic, Inc.
Syrian American Medical Society
Tampa Family Health Centers
Terre des Hommes Hellas
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc.
The Center for Family and Child Enrichment, Inc.
The Floating Hospital
The Institute for Family Health
The MAVEN Project
The Navajo Nation
Tri-Cities Community Health
Tri-City Health Center
Triangle Area Network
Tumaini La Maisha Tanzania
Turner House Clinic Inc. (d/b/a: Vibrant Health)
Uganda Cancer Institute
UMMA Community Clinic
UNC Project Tidziwe Research and Care Centre
Unity Health Care, Inc
University of KwaZulu Natal
Upham’s Corner Health Center
Urban Health Plan, Inc.
Valley Wide Health Systems
Via Care Community Health Center
Village Reach
Vista Community Clinic
Westside Family Healthcare
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center, Inc.
Whittier Street Health Center
William F. Ryan Community Health Center
World Heart Federation
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
Yayasan Bumi Sehat
Yemen Aid Inc.

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