Operational Update: Second Charter Flight Arrives in India; Nearly 300 Shipments Sent Globally Over Past Week

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Medical aid arrives in Delhi, India, on May 16, 2021, after a second donated charter flight from FedEx arrived in-country. The shipment included 1.8 million KN95 masks, oxygen concentrators, and other medical aid requested by hospitals dealing with Covid-19 surges in the region. (Direct Relief photo)
Medical aid arrives in Delhi, India, on May 16, 2021, after a second donated charter flight from FedEx arrived in-country. The shipment included 1.8 million KN95 masks, oxygen concentrators, and other medical aid requested by hospitals dealing with Covid-19 surges in the region. (Direct Relief photo)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 516 shipments of requested medical aid to 47 U.S. states and territories and 14 countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 7.8 million defined daily doses of medications, including chronic disease medications, cancer and rare disease treatments, antibiotics, hygiene products, prenatal vitamins, personal protective gear, and other requested medical aid.

A second charter of donated medical aid departed Saturday and has since touched down in Delhi, India, via FedEx, and contained 1.8 million KN95 masks, additional oxygen concentrators and other medical aid for medical facilities in the country.

The flight follows a May 8 charter, which contained more than 3,400 oxygen concentrators, converters and nearly 265,000 KN95 masks from Direct Relief to Mumbai, where it was distributed to more than 40 hospitals across the country.

Both flights were donated, free-of-charge, by FedEx.

Shipments are staged at Direct Relief headquarters on May 15, 2021, bound for health facilities in Mumbai, India. (Thomas Tighe/Direct Relief)
Shipments are staged at Direct Relief headquarters on May 15, 2021, bound for health facilities in Mumbai, India. (Thomas Tighe/Direct Relief)

In the U.S., Direct Relief delivered 498 shipments weighing 33,066 pounds and containing 1.1 million doses of medications.

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

Welvista – Columbia, South Carolina ($2.5M)
NCMedAssist – Charlotte, North Carolina ($1.3M)
Mission of Mercy – Phoenix, Arizona  ($364.7K)
Hospital General de Castaner – Castaner, Puerto Rico ($270.4K)
Community Health – Chicago, Illinois  ($250K)
UNC Healthcare – Durham, North Carolina  ($185.9K)
Truman Medical Centers – Kansas City, Missouri ($175.5K)
Agape Clinic – Dallas, Texas ($152.8K)
EXCELth, Inc. – New Orleans, Louisiana ($115.4K)
Arkansas Harm Reduction Project – Little Rock, Arkansas ($112.1K)


Christian Sawma (pictured, left), head pharmacist at Lebanese American University’s Medical Center, with donated medical aid earlier this year via Anera. Anera Lebanon received $3.2 million in donated medical aid from Direct Relief over the past seven days, and those shipments included respiratory and immune system therapies. (Courtesy photo)
Christian Sawma (pictured, left), head pharmacist at Lebanese American University’s Medical Center, with donated medical aid earlier this year via Anera. Anera Lebanon received $3.2 million in donated medical aid from Direct Relief over the past seven days, and those shipments included respiratory and immune system therapies. (Courtesy photo)

Globally, Direct Relief shipped more than 6.8 million defined daily doses of medication totaling 211,710 pounds.

The following organizations received supplies:

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare – India ($17.3M)
Tata Memorial Hospital – India ($3.8M)
Tanzania Diabetes Association – ($3.3M)
ANERA Lebanon – ($3.2M)
St. Damien Pediatric Hospital – Haiti ($2.5M)
Association des Diabetiques de Centrafrique – Central African Republic ($1.5M)
Lok Nayak Hospital – India ($1.4M)
Ministerio de Salud Publica – Ecuador ($1.4M)
Wellness Clinic at New Hope Center – Democratic Republic of Congo ($342.9K)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences – India ($326.1K)
ANERA Gaza – ($256.1K)
Hospital d’Enfants de Rabat – Morocco ($239.4K)

As Covid-19 cases continue to surge in Nepal, Mountain Heart Nepal volunteers responded this week with air ambulances to transport severe patients to hospitals with open ICU beds. Volunteers are equipped with Direct Relief Emergency Medical Backpacks, filled with critical supplies for first-responders. (Photos courtesy of Mountain Heart Nepal)
As Covid-19 cases continue to surge in Nepal, Mountain Heart Nepal volunteers responded this week with air ambulances to transport severe patients to hospitals with open ICU beds. Volunteers are equipped with Direct Relief Emergency Medical Backpacks, filled with critical supplies for first-responders. (Photos courtesy of Mountain Heart Nepal)


Since January 1, 2021, Direct Relief has delivered 8,607 shipments to 1,596 partner organizations in 52 U.S. states and territories and 73 countries.

These shipments contained 100.8 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $447.9 million (wholesale) and totaling 3.4 million lbs. (1,700 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
Alemtsehay Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.
Alliance for Medical Outreach & Relief
AltaPointe Health Systems, Inc.
Amistad Community Health Center
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services
Ampla Health Del Norte Clinics, Inc
Amref Health Africa
Anera HQ
Anson Regional Medical Services , Inc.
Anthony L Jordan Health Corporation
Arcoiris
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
Asociacion Mexicana de Diabetes en la Ciudad de Mexico
Asociación Puertorriqueña de Diabetes, Inc.
Asociación Vida Perú
Association des Diabétiques du Congo (ADIC)
Association Malgache contre le Diabète A.MA.DIA
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
Bronx Community Health Network , Inc.
Broward Community & Family Health Center
Brownsville Multi-Service
Butte County Public Health Department
Cactus Health Services, Inc.
Camuy Health Services, Inc.
Care Resource
CareMessage
Caring Health Center
CCBRT Disability Hospital
CCI – Silver Spring
Central Florida Family Health Center – True Health
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.
Centro para los Adolescentes de San Miguel de Allende, A.C.
Centros Integrados de Servicios de Salud
Chapman University
Charles River Community Health
Charter Oak Health Center
Cherokee Health Systems Knoxville
Children in Trouble
Clean Energy Group Inc
Clinicas Del Camino Real, 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
CommWell Health Administration Office
Concilio de Salud Integral de Loiza, Inc
Conference of National Black Churches
Cornerstone Care, Inc.
Corporación de Servicios Médicos Primarios y Prevención de Hatillo, Inc.
Corporacion SANOS
COSSMA, Inc.
Costa Salud Community Health Centers Rincón
Country Doctor Community Health Centers Country Doctor Community Clinic
Cowlitz Family Health Center
Crescent Community Health Center
Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc.
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
East Georgia Healthcare, Inc.
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
Fenway Community Health Center
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 De Obras Sociales De San Vicente I.A.P.
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
Harbor Homes, Inc.
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
HealthInova
HealthLinc, Inc.
HealthPoint
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
Integrate Health
Interfaith Clinic
International Community Health Services
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.
Kathmandu Model Hospital/ Public Health Concern Trust-NEPAL
Kintegra Family Medicine – Hudson
La Familia Counseling Center
La Maestra Community Health Centers
Lamprey Health Care, Inc.
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
Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services
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
Mountain Park 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.
Nevada Health Centers Carson City Administration
NEW Health Programs Association
Newark Community Health Centers
Nia Tero
North Country Family Health Center, Inc.
North East Medical Services
North Florida Medical Centers, Inc.
North Hudson Community Action Corporation – Administration
Northeast Community Clinic
Northeast Florida Health Services Family Health Source
Northeast Valley Health Corporation Corporate Office
Omni Family Health
OneWorld Community Health Center
Onkwehon:we Midwives Collective
Open Door Family Medical Centers Inc.
Opportunities Industrialization Center
Optimus Health Care
Outer Cape Health Services
Oxnard Firefighters Foundation, Inc
Palms Medical Group
Pancare of Florida, Inc. CHC Bay County
ParkTree Community Health Center
Partnership Health Center
Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS)
Patronato Pro Hospital Civil de Tijuana
Peninsula Community Health Services
People to People Aid Corporation
Person Family Medical Center
Piedmont Health Services
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
Primary Health Care, Inc.
Primary Healthcare Centers of Dade, Inc.
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
Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (SAHF)
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
Spring Branch Community Health Center
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
Sunrise Community Health
Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone
Susquehanna Community Health & Dental Clinic, Inc.
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation
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 Family Health Centers of Georgia Inc.
The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Inc. DBA Family Medicine Health Center
The Floating Hospital
The Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
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
United Way Bengaluru
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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