Operational Update: Medical Aid Reaches Six Countries, 32 US States and Territories

News

Ratings Awards

Doctors at Hospital Loma de Luz in Balfate, Honduras, perform a surgery in the facility, which serves 25,000 patients a year. Direct Relief supported the organization with essential medications over the past week. (Courtesy photo)
Doctors at Hospital Loma de Luz in Balfate, Honduras, perform a surgery in the facility, which serves 25,000 patients a year. Direct Relief supported the organization with essential medications over the past week. (Courtesy photo)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 329 shipments of requested medical aid to six countries worldwide, including the US.

The shipments contained 1.4 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.

Also included was a shipment for Hope Foundation Hospital for Women and Children in Bangladesh of 45 Midwife Kits containing enough medical material to facilitate 2,250 births.

Midwives at Hope Hospital in Bangladesh recently received a medical shipment from Direct Relief. (Courtesy photo)

Hope Hospital employs approximately 80 midwives. Between May and July, these midwives helped deliver 1,763 babies. Hope Foundation Hospital also received Fistula Repair Modules from Direct Relief containing surgical tools to repair birth injuries.

United States

Direct Relief delivered 321 shipments weighing 3,587 lb and containing 641,303 doses of medications over the past week to 190 organizations across 32 states and territories. Among them were:

  • Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center, Inc., Mississippi
  • Agape Clinic, Texas
  • Community Health of East Tennessee, Inc., Tennessee
  • Wellness Pointe, Texas
  • Community Care Center, North Carolina
  • North Jefferson County Clinic Pharmacy, Texas
  • Ubi Caritas Health Ministries, Texas
  • Project H.O.P.E.,Inc., New Jersey
  • Health Access, Incorporated, West Virginia
  • Cove House Free Clinic, Texas

Worldwide

This week, outside the US, Direct Relief shipped more than 731,398 defined daily doses of medication totaling 22,845 lb.

A community health worker with Integrate Health in Togo. With a shortage of doctors in the country, community health workers are essential for patients who otherwise might go without care. Direct Relief supported Integrate Health with medical aid over the past seven days. (Courtesy photo)

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Ukraine
  • Lebanon
  • Panama
  • Honduras

Year to Date

Since January 1, 2021, Direct Relief has delivered 19.8K shipments to 2,312 organizations in 55 US states and territories and 97 countries. These shipments contained 301.4M defined daily doses of medication valued at $2.0B (wholesale) and totaled 7.8M lb.

Direct Relief has also supported 479 organizations in 45 countries with $58.3 million in grant funding.

In Other News

The Nonprofit Times this week published The NPT 100, its annual ranking of the largest nonprofits in the United States.

Direct Relief is ranked #10, up from #16 last year, marking the first time that Direct Relief entered the top 10 organizations on the list.

Direct Relief is the only nonprofit in the top 10 to eschew government funding.

According to the report, “Direct Relief (No. 10, $1.999 billion) had the third-largest increase in revenue within The NPT 100, behind only Feeding America (No. 5, $3.571 billion) and United Way (No. 2, $5.195 billion).”

Nonprofit Times NPT 100

RankOrganizationTotal Revenue
1The Y (YMCA of the USA)6,207,332,000
2United Way5,195,923,300
3Catholic Charities USA4,219,272,150
4The Salvation Army4,004,476,000
5Feeding America3,571,430,346
6American Red Cross2,839,409,246
7Boys & Girls Clubs of America2,419,120,913
8Habitat for Humanity International2,283,274,000
9Dana-Farber Cancer Institute2,005,205,411
10Direct Relief1,999,565,510
Source: Nonprofit Times, https://www.thenonprofittimes.com/report/the-2021-npt-100-donors-stood-tall-led-with-big-gifts/

View the complete ranking by visiting thenonprofittimes.com

Giving is Good Medicine

You don't have to donate. That's why it's so extraordinary if you do.