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Operational Update: Medical Support for 11 Countries Bolsters Patient Care

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has shipped requested medical aid to India, Pakistan, Syria, Uganda, Eswatini, and other countries across the globe, as well as 35 U.S. states and territories.



Surgeons with the Independent Doctors Association provide care for a patient in Syria. The organization received $195K worth of prescription medications over the past week from Direct Relief. (IDA photo)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 166 shipments of requested medical aid to 35 U.S. states and territories and 11 countries worldwide.

Ongoing efforts to fight Covid-19 continue, and shipments of PPE, pulse oximeters, medical items for respiratory therapy, and other support for hospitals and health providers departed globally. Among the materiel shipped this week were several ultra cold portable freezers bound for health centers in the U.S. as they bolster vaccination efforts in their communities.

The shipments also contained 3.5 million defined daily doses of medications, including cancer treatments, rare disease therapies, insulin, naloxone, contraceptives, antibiotics, and more.

This week, Direct Relief support of midwifery around the world continued with the launch of the Global Midwives’ Hub. The hub was launched in collaboration with the International Confederation of Midwives and is a tool for midwives as they research midwifery efforts that exist in their area, which communities may be underserved, and other data that can support advocacy for expanded midwifery globally. Direct Relief’s support of midwives spans from information products, such as the hub, to medical aid in the form of Midwife Kits, as well as financial support to bolster maternal care at the community level.

A midwife in Uganda checks a fetal heartbeat during a prenatal visit. This week, Direct Relief and the International Confederation of Midwives launched the Global Midwives' Hub, a resource for data collection and advocacy that aims to increase midwifery globally. (Photo by Trevor Snapp)
A midwife in Uganda checks a fetal heartbeat during a prenatal visit. This week, Direct Relief and the International Confederation of Midwives launched the Global Midwives’ Hub, a resource for data collection and advocacy that aims to increase midwifery globally. (Photo by Trevor Snapp)

In the U.S., Direct Relief delivered 143 shipments weighing 12,052 pounds and containing 258,199 doses of medications over the past week.

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

Pasadena Health Center – Pasadena, Texas ($182.7K)
Community Care Center for Forsyth County – Winston Salem, North Carolina ($57.5K)
Partnership Health Center – Valdosta, Georgia ($55.9K)
No Aids Task Force – New Orleans, Louisiana ($32K)
HealthQuest of Union County – Monroe, North Carolina ($21.5K)
EXCELth, Inc. – New Orleans, Louisiana ($14.7K)
Gulf Coast Health Center – Port Arthur, Texas ($14.5K)
Mercy Medical Clinic – Shelbyville, Kentucky ($14K)
The Neighborhood Christian Clinic – Phoenix, Arizona ($13.6K)
David Raines Community Health Centers Bossier Pharmacy – Shreveport, Louisiana ($12.7K)

Gulf Coast Health Center’s pharmacist takes a dose of Naloxone Hydrochloride off the shelf— a drug used to treat narcotic overdoses in emergency situations. This drug was provided by Direct Relief free of charge. In 2018, Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc. served over 36,000 patient visits in comprehensive medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, vision care and pharmacy services in its Port Arthur facility alone. The Center has additional facilities in Orange, Silsbee, and Jasper serving an additional 17,000 patient visits. Gulf Coast Health Center also has a mobile unit, made possible by Direct Relief, that services the surrounding communities in varying capacities. (Photo by Donnie Hedden for Direct Relief)
Gulf Coast Health Center’s pharmacist takes a dose of naloxone off the shelf. The drug can reverse opioid overdoses and was provided by Direct Relief free of charge. The organization, located in Port Arthur, Texas, received more than $14K worth of medical support from Direct Relief this week. (Photo by Donnie Hedden for Direct Relief)

Globally, Direct Relief shipped more than 3.2 million defined daily doses of medication totaling 30,140 pounds.

The following organizations in the following countries received supplies:

Ministry of Health, Kitovu Mission Hospital – Kampala, Uganda ($64.1M)
Ministry of Health National Clinical Laboratory Services – Mbabane, Eswatini ($21.7M)
Ethiopian Diabetes Association – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ($6.2M)
FUSAL – El Salvador ($5.0M)
Clinique du Diabète A.MA.DIA – Antananarivo, Madagascar ($2.7M)
Kenyatta National Hospital – Nairobi, Kenya ($1.3M)
Pan American Health Organization – ($1.0M)
Tata Memorial Hospital – Mumbai, India ($224.3K)
Independent Doctors Association – Syria ($195.0K)
Civil Hospital Karachi – Pakistan  ($73.2K)
Kodagu Institute of Medical Science -India ($58.6K)

Medical aid arrives in El Salvador from Direct Relief, where it is distributed by NGO FUSAL to medical facilities across the country. Over the past week, Direct Relief shipped $5 million worth of medical aid to FUSAL, including contraceptives, anti-infection medications, and other requested prescriptions. (FUSAL photo)
Medical aid arrives in El Salvador from Direct Relief, where it is distributed by FUSAL to medical facilities across the country. Over the past week, Direct Relief shipped $5 million worth of medical aid to FUSAL, including contraceptives, anti-infection medications, and other requested prescriptions. (FUSAL photo)

Since January 1, 2021, Direct Relief has delivered 9,690 shipments to 1,694 partner organizations in 53 U.S. states and territories and 78 countries.

These shipments have contained 119.4 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $670.8 million (wholesale) and totaling 3.8 million lbs. (1,900 tons).

A health provider with Independent Doctors Association cares for a newborn in Syria. The organization received $195K worth of prescription medications over the past week from Direct Relief. (IDA photo)
A health provider with Independent Doctors Association cares for a newborn in Syria. The organization received $195K worth of prescription medications over the past week from Direct Relief. (IDA photo)

Direct Relief has also supported the following organizations this year with more than $33 million in 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
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
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
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
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
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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