Operational Update: Medical Support for Haiti, 13 Other Countries Shipped Over Past Week

More than 3 million defined daily doses of medication departed Direct Relief's warehouse over past seven days.

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A health provider at Adama Martha Memorial Community Clinic sees a young patient in this file photo. Direct Relief provided the organization, which provides health care in the Kono district of Sierra Leone, with medical aid recently, including essential medications, PPE and prenatal vitamins. (Photo courtesy of Adama Martha Memorial Community Health Center)
A health provider at Adama Martha Memorial Community Clinic sees a young patient in this file photo. Direct Relief provided the organization, which provides health care in the Kono district of Sierra Leone, with medical aid recently, including essential medications, PPE and prenatal vitamins. (Photo courtesy of Adama Martha Memorial Community Health Center)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 367 shipments of requested medical aid to 35 U.S. states and territories and 14 countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 3.7 million defined daily doses of medication, including therapies to treat hospitalized Covid-19 patients, specialty oncology drugs, diabetes management therapies including insulin, rare disease therapies, antibiotics, prenatal vitamins, and personal protective equipment, including gowns, gloves, masks and face shields.

Included in the week’s activity is a shipment for Zanmi Lasante/Partners in Health, an organization that runs Hôpital Universitaire, a 300-bed facility in Mirebalais, Haiti. The country is still recovering from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, which took place August 14, and is experiencing general medical shortages as a result of damaged medical infrastructure combined with severe economic and political instability in Haiti. The shipment to Zanmi Lasante contained PPE, hygiene items, antibiotics, and other essential medications and supplies. Direct Relief has supported medical providers in Haiti with more than 146 tons of aid since the earthquake began.

Medical aid departs for Zanmi Lasante (Partners in Health) which runs a large hospital serving patients in Haiti. The shipment left Direct Relief’s warehouse on Oct. 25, 2021. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief)

Significant activity also took place recently in Mexico, as Direct Relief supported logistics for a government-to-government donation of Covid-19 vaccines between the United States and Mexico. 3.4 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines were transported, via FedEx, between the two countries last week. In total, Direct Relief, in close coordination with FedEx, has helped transport more than 8 million Covid-19 doses from the U.S. to Mexico.

Covid-19 vaccines arrive in Toluca, Mexico, on Oct. 20, 2021, via FedEx. (Photo courtesy of FedEx)

A series of shipments containing 5 million masks, as well as donated hand sanitizer, also reached border communities in Mexico recently. Direct Relief worked with the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Fundacion IMSS to provide and distribute PPE in Baja California, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, the state of Mexico (including CDMX), and 10 Mexican Consulates across border cities on the U.S. side of the border. 

In the U.S., Direct Relief delivered 352 shipments weighing 6,568 lbs and containing 363,878 doses of medications over the past week.

Recipients included:

  • Agape Clinic – Texas
  • Welvista – South Carolina
  • Wellness Pointe – Texas
  • Family Health Clinic of Monon – Indiana
  • People’s Health Clinic – Utah
  • Center for Healing and Hope – Indiana
  • Cove House Free Clinic – Texas
  • Wellness and Stress Clinic of Memphis – Tennessee
  • Coastal Community Health Services, Inc. – Georgia
  • Southeast Mississippu Rural Health Initiative Pharmacy – Mississippi
A pharmacist at Cape Fear Clinic in Wilmington, North Carolina, manages medications in this 2019 file photo. Direct Relief supported Cape Fear Clinic, which provides medical care, free-of-charge, with medical support recently. (Photo by Donnie Hedden for Direct Relief)

Globally, Direct Relief this week shipped more than 3.3 million defined daily doses of medication totaling 62,209 lbs.

Countries receiving medical aid over the past week included:

  • The Philippines
  • Georgia
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Nigeria
  • Haiti
  • Central African Republic
  • Guatemala
  • Dominican Republic
  • Fiji
  • Malawi
  • Zimbabwe
  • Mexico

Since January 1, 2021, Direct Relief has delivered 19.2K shipments to 2,300 partner organizations in 55 U.S. states and territories and 96 countries. These shipments contained 198M defined daily doses of medication valued at $1.7B (wholesale) and totaled 7.7M lbs.   

Direct Relief has also supported the following organizations this year with $57.1 million in grant funding:

  • A Promise To HELP
  • Aaron E Henry Community Health Services Center
  • Advance Community Health, Inc
  • AHA Centre
  • AKUT Search and Rescue Association
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Alaska Pacific University
  • Albany Area Primary Health Care
  • Alcorn State University Family Clinic
  • Alemtsehay Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.
  • Alliance for Medical Outreach & Relief
  • AltaMed Health Services Corporation
  • AltaPointe Health Systems, Inc.
  • Amistad Community Health Center
  • Ammonoosuc Community Health Services
  • Ampla Health Del Norte Clinics, Inc
  • Amref Health Africa
  • Anera HQ
  • Angel Wings International
  • 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
  • Asian Health Services
  • Asian Human Services Family Health Center
  • Asociación de Salud Comunitaria de las Islas de la Bahía
  • Asociacion de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico, Inc.
  • 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
  • Australian Childhood Foundation
  • B.P Eye Foundation, Hospital for Children Eye ENT and Rehabilitation Services (CHEERS)
  • Banyan Community Health Center
  • Barrio Comprehensive Family Health Care Center, Inc.
  • BasicNeeds Ghana
  • Batey Relief Alliance (BRA)
  • Baylor College of Medicine- Children’s Foundation Malawi
  • Bayou Clinic
  • Beebe Memorial CME Cathedral
  • Betheny Baptist Church
  • Big Bethel
  • Bond Community Health Center YouRx Pharmacy @ BondCHC
  • Borinquen Health Care Center, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of The Northern Cheyenne Nation
  • 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 for the Homeless
  • Care Resource
  • CareMessage
  • Caring Health Center
  • CCBRT Disability Hospital
  • CCI – Silver Spring
  • Central Florida Family Health Center – True Health
  • 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.
  • Centro Salud Familiar Dr. Julio Palmieri Ferri, Inc.
  • Chapman University
  • Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Inc.
  • Charles River Community Health
  • Charter Oak Health Center
  • Cherokee Health Systems Knoxville
  • Chicago Family Health Center
  • Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition
  • Children in Trouble
  • Christian Chapel Temple of Faith
  • Clinicas Del Camino Real, Inc.
  • Clinton Health Access Intitiative Nigeria
  • Co-Op City Baptist Church
  • Coal Country Community Health Center
  • Codman Square Health Center
  • College of Medicine University of Lagos
  • Colorado Coalition For The Homeless
  • Columbia Valley Community Health
  • Commonsense Childbirth
  • Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
  • Community Health and Social Services Center – CHASS
  • Community Health Assn. of Spokane CHAS Administration Office
  • Community Health Care
  • Community Health Care Association of New York State
  • Community Health Care, Inc. Edgerton Women’s Health Center
  • Community Health Center Association of Mississippi
  • Community Health Center of Buffalo
  • 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 PR
  • Community Health of South Florida
  • Community Health Systems
  • Community Healthcare Network
  • Community of Hope
  • Community Partners International
  • Community-University Health Care Center University of Minnesota
  • CommWell Health Administration Office
  • CompleteCare Health Network
  • Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio
  • Comunilife, Inc.
  • Concilio de Salud Integral de Loiza, Inc
  • Conference of National Black Churches
  • Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.
  • Consuelo Foundation
  • CORE Response
  • Cornerstone Care, Inc.
  • Corporacion SANOS
  • COSSMA, Inc.
  • Costa Salud Community Health Centers Rincón
  • Country Doctor Community Health Centers Country Doctor Community Clinic
  • County of Mono
  • COVID-19 Africa Action Network for Nurses & Midwives (AAN)
  • Cowlitz Family Health Center
  • Crescent Community Health Center
  • Cultiva La Salud
  • Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc.
  • Daniel Chapel AMEZ
  • Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital
  • Delaware Valley Community Health
  • Delta Health Center
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority
  • Dhulikhel Hospital Kathmandu University Hospital
  • Diabetes Palestine
  • Dimock Community Health Center
  • Dirne Health Centers Inc dba Heritage Health
  • District of Columbia Primary Care Association
  • 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
  • Eisner Health
  • El Centro De Corazon
  • El Punto en la Montaña, Inc.
  • Elaine Ellis Center of Health, Inc.
  • EMERGENCY USA Life Support For Civilian Victims of War
  • Enlace Chicago
  • Esperanza Health Centers
  • Evangel Vesico Vaginal Fistula Center
  • Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
  • Fair Haven Community Health Clinic, Inc.
  • Family Christian Health Center
  • Family Health Centers
  • Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida
  • Fenway Community Health Center
  • Fetter Health Care Network
  • Finger Lakes Migrant Health Care Project, Inc.
  • Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation
  • First Alaskans Institute
  • First AME
  • First Choice Health Centers
  • First Coast Black Nurses Association
  • Florida Association of Community Health Centers
  • Florida Community Health Centers
  • Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board Tse’Hootsooi’ Medical Center
  • Foundation of Amazon Sustainability
  • FoundCare, Inc.
  • Freedom Temple COGIC
  • Friendship West Baptist Church
  • Fund for Armenian Relief
  • Fundación Banco Medicamentos y Bienestar
  • Fundacion Bechara
  • Fundacion CAP Inc.
  • Fundación Centro Pediátrico de Diabetes
  • Fundacion De Obras Sociales De San Vicente I.A.P.
  • Fundacion Fraternidad sin Fronteras IAP
  • Fundación Infantil Ronald McDonald de Puerto Rico, Inc.
  • Fundación Solidaria del Divino Niño Jesús, Inc
  • Fundacion Stefano Steenbakkers Betancourt Corp.
  • Gift of the Givers Foundation
  • Global Birthing Home Foundation Maison de Naissance
  • Golden Valley Health Centers
  • Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb
  • Good Samaritan Health Center, Inc.
  • Grace Baptist Church
  • Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
  • Groundswell UK
  • Gynocare Women’s & Fistula Hospital
  • Haitian Global Health Alliance Inc.
  • Harbor Health Services
  • Harbor Homes, Inc.
  • Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, Inc
  • Healing Hands Ministries
  • Health Access for All Inc. dba Angeles Community Health Center
  • Health Alliance for the Uninsured
  • Health Alliance International
  • Health Bridges International
  • Health Brigade
  • 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
  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii
  • Heart of Florida Health Center Administration
  • Heart of God Care Centre
  • Heart of Texas Community Health Center
  • Heartland Health Centers
  • Hispanic Community Services, Inc.
  • Hispanic Federation, Inc.
  • Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, Inc.
  • HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two dba Open Health Care Clinic
  • Hogar Albergue Para Niños Jesús de Nazaret, Inc.
  • 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
  • Hudson River HealthCare, Inc.
  • Icna Relief USA Programs Inc dba Shifa Free Clinic
  • Innis Community Health Center
  • Integrate Health
  • Intercambios Puerto Rico, Inc.
  • Interfaith Clinic
  • International Community Health Services
  • J.C. Lewis Health Care Center
  • Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center, Inc.
  • Jericho Road Community
  • Jessie Trice Community Health
  • JF Kapnek Trust Zimbabwe
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil
  • JWCH Institute, Inc.
  • Kathmandu Model Hospital/ Public Health Concern Trust-NEPAL
  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Hudson
  • Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services
  • Kualoa-Heeia Ecumenical Youth Project
  • Kukulu Kumuhana O Anahola
  • La Clinica Del Pueblo, Inc.
  • La Familia Counseling Center
  • La Maestra Community Health Centers
  • Lamprey Health Care, Inc.
  • Latin American Youth Center
  • Latino Policy Forum
  • Lifelong Medical Care Administration
  • Lincoln Community Health Center Incorporated
  • Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc.
  • Locally Haiti
  • Lwala Community Alliance
  • Lynn Community Health, Inc.
  • Macedonia Baptist Church
  • Maple City Health Care Center
  • Marillac Community Health Centers
  • Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services
  • Martin Luther King Health 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
  • Meridian Educational Resource Group dba Whitefoord Inc.
  • Metro Community Provider Network
  • Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
  • Miami Beach Community Health Center
  • Miami Rescue Mission Clinic
  • Midwives for Haiti
  • Migrant Health Center Western Region, Inc.
  • Minnesota Community Care
  • Moreno Valley Family Health Center Community Health Systems, Inc.
  • Moses Lake Community Health Center
  • Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation
  • Mountain Heart Nepal
  • Mountain Park Health Center
  • Mt Ollie Baptist Church
  • Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
  • 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.
  • Native American Development Corporation
  • 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 Birth Missionary Baptist Church
  • NEW Health Programs Association
  • New Venture Fund
  • Newark Community Health Centers
  • Nia Tero
  • NonProfit Village
  • 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
  • OCRM Health Care Services
  • Olivet Baptist Church
  • 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
  • Paediatric Association of Tanzania
  • 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
  • PERC, Inc.
  • Person Family Medical Center
  • Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
  • Piedmont Health Services
  • Plan A Health, Inc
  • Planned Parenthood Greater Northwest Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky (PPGNHAIK)
  • Ponce Medical School Foundation Inc
  • Population, Health and Development Group (PHD Group)
  • Por Los Nuestros, 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
  • Puerto Rico Primary Health Association
  • Purdue University
  • QueensCare Health Centers
  • Rahmawati Husein
  • Richford Health Center, Inc.
  • Rio Beni Health Foundation
  • Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center
  • Roots Community Health Center
  • Rotary Action Group for Family Safety
  • 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)
  • San Ysidro Health Center
  • 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
  • Self Employed Women’s Association
  • Self-Help for the Elderly
  • Settlement Health & Medical Services
  • Shalom Health Care Center
  • Shanti Foundation
  • Share Our Selves Community Health Center
  • Shared Harvest Fund myCOVIDMD
  • Shepherd’s Hope Medical Center
  • Shepherd`s Hope, Inc
  • Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital
  • Sinergias Alianzas Estratégicas Para La Salud y el Desarrollo Social
  • Sociedad Americana Contra el Cáncer de Puerto Rico Inc.,
  • Solar Responder
  • Solukhumbu Polytechnical Academy
  • South Boston Community Health Center
  • South Central Family Health Center
  • South Cove Community Health Center
  • Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Pharmacy
  • Southwest Community Health Center
  • Spectra Health
  • Spring Branch Community Health Center
  • St. John’s Well Child and Family Centers
  • St. Luke Foundation for Haiti
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor
  • St. Thomas Community Health Center
  • Summit Community Care Clinic
  • Sun Life Family Health Center
  • Suncoast Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • Sunrise Community Health
  • Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone
  • Susquehanna Community Health & Dental Clinic, Inc.
  • Sustainable Molokai
  • Syrian American Medical Society Foundation
  • Tampa Family Health Centers
  • Terre des Hommes Hellas
  • Tewa Women United
  • The Beacon of Downtown Houston
  • 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 Concilio
  • The Family Health Centers of Georgia Inc.
  • The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Inc. DBA Family Medicine Health Center
  • The Floating Hospital
  • The Healing Kadi Foundation/ Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • The Institute for Family Health
  • The MAVEN Project
  • The Navajo Nation
  • The Night Ministry
  • The Regents of the University of Colorado
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Inc.
  • Tree Of Life Healthcare
  • Tri-Cities Community Health
  • Tri-City Health Center
  • Triangle Area Network
  • Trident Ministries International
  • Tumaini La Maisha Tanzania
  • Turner House Clinic DBA Vibrant Health
  • UCLA Program in Global Health Partners for Pediatric Progress
  • Uganda Cancer Institute
  • UMMA Community Clinic
  • UN Women
  • UNC Project Tidziwe Research and Care Centre
  • United Way Bengaluru
  • Unity Health Care, Inc
  • Universal Community Health Center
  • University of KwaZulu Natal
  • Upham’s Corner Health Center
  • Urban Health Plan, Inc.
  • Valley Wide Health Systems
  • Via Care Community Health Center
  • Vida Senior Centers
  • Village Reach
  • Vision y Compromiso
  • Vista Community Clinic
  • Volunteers in Medicine
  • Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island
  • Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness
  • West Louisville Performing Arts Academy
  • Westside Family Healthcare
  • Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center , Inc.
  • Whittier Street Health Center
  • Wildflowers Institute
  • William F. Ryan Community Health Center
  • Willing Helpers Medical Inc.
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • World Heart Federation
  • World Vision Angola
  • Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
  • Yayasan Bumi Sehat
  • Yemen Aid Inc.
  • Young Women’s Christian Association dba YWCA San Antonio

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