Operational Update: Pandemic Response for India; Naloxone to More than a Dozen States

A surge of Covid-19 cases in India prompts continued response, and additional medical aid was sent to 10 countries over the past seven days.



Medical aid is staged on April 30, 2021, for departure to India, where Covid-19 cases have spiked during recent weeks. Direct Relief is supporting hospitals in the country with requested aid. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief)
Medical aid is staged on April 30, 2021, for departure to India, where Covid-19 cases have spiked during recent weeks. Direct Relief is supporting hospitals in the country with requested aid. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 384 shipments of requested medical aid to 43 U.S. states and territories and 10 countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 1.4 million defined daily doses of medications, including large quantities of insulin, cancer treatment drugs, antibiotics, hygiene products, prenatal vitamins, and personal protective equipment for the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, among many other items.

Included in these were 21 shipments of overdose-reversing naloxone, worth $542K, which went to health providers across 14 U.S. states.

A vial of Pfizer-donated naloxone. (Photo: Stephanie Klein-Davis for Direct Relief)
The Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition received more than $85K in charitable naloxone over the past week. (Photo: Stephanie Klein-Davis for Direct Relief)

Also staged for shipment this week were PPE items and essential medicines for health providers caring for Covid-19 patients in India. The shipment will go to the nonprofit group, Calcutta Rescue, which operates a charitable pharmacy in the country.

In the U.S., Direct Relief delivered 374 shipments weighing 30,340 pounds and containing 445,856 doses of medications.

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

EXCELth, Inc. – New Orleans, Louisiana ($188K)
Bee Busy Wellness Center – Houston, Texas ($185.3K)
Family Health Services – Twin Falls, Idaho ($132.7K)
Wellness Pointe – Longview, Texas ($116.9K)
Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative – Austin, Texas ($104K)
Grace Medical Home – Orlando, Florida ($88.5K)
Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition – Roanoke, Virginia ($86.9K)
Open Door Health Center – Homestead, Florida ($84.9K)
Clatsop County Public Health – Astoria, Oregon ($80.4K)
Washington State Department of Health – Tumwater, Washington ($70.9K)

A Covid-19 vaccination takes place at EXCELth, a health center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The health center received $188,000 worth of medical aid support from Direct Relief over the past week. (Courtesy photo)
A Covid-19 vaccination takes place at EXCELth, a health center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The health center received $188,000 worth of medical aid support from Direct Relief over the past week. (Courtesy photo)

Globally, Direct Relief shipped more than 921,821 defined daily doses of medication totaling 33,579 pounds.

The following organizations received supplies:

Asociacion Vida Peru – ($2.1M)
Gaza Health Center – ($460.9K)
Sally Mugabe Central Hospital – Zimbabwe ($380.5K)
Ministerio de Salud Publica y Bienestar Social – Paraguay ($208.9K)
Fetal Care Research Foundation – India ($163.1K)
Fundacion Unidos por Panama – ($113.3K)
Fundacion Hondurena para el Nino con Cancer – Honduras ($106.4K)
Accra Psychiatric Hospital – Ghana ($106.0K)
Institut Salah-Azaiz de Cancerologie – Tunisia ($60.5K)
Proyecto Aldea Global – Honduras ($27K)

Since January 1, 2021, Direct Relief has delivered 7,633 shipments to 1,531 partner organizations in 52 U.S. states and territories and 71 countries.

These shipments contained 86.8 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $373.1 million (wholesale) and totaling 3 million lbs. (1,500 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.
Amistad Community Health Center
Amref Health Africa
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
Brownsville Multi-Service 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
Coal Country Community Health Center
Codman Square Health Center
Colorado Coalition For The Homeless
Columbia Valley Community Health
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 Healthcare Network
Community Partners International
Community-University Health Care Center University of Minnesota
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
Diversity Health Center, Inc.
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
HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two dba Open Health Care Clinic
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
Lwala Community Alliance
Lynn Community Health, Inc.
Maple City Health Care Center
Marillac Community Health Centers
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
Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation
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.
Newark Community Health Centers
Nia Tero
North Country Family Health Center, Inc.
North East Medical Services
Northeast Community Clinic
Northeast Valley Health Corporation Corporate Office
Omni Family Health
OneWorld Community Health Center
Open Door Family Medical Centers Inc.
Opportunities Industrialization Center
Outer Cape Health Services
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
Public Health Seattle & King County
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
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
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
Solukhumbu Polytechnical Academy
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
Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone
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
Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Inc.
Triangle Area Network
Tri-Cities Community Health
Tri-City Health Center
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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