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Operational Report: 451 Shipments, 44 US States, 16 Countries



Surgeons work at Hospital Loma de Luz in Honduras. The facility received medical aid from Direct Relief over the past seven days, including requested prescription medications. (Courtesy photo)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 451 shipments of requested medical aid to 44 US states and territories and 16 countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 7.7 million defined daily doses of medication, including Covid-19 antibody treatment therapies, diabetes medication, as well as a significant delivery of cancer treatment therapies that arrived at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi.

The hospital is one of the few in-country providing cancer care and treatment.

Asekanadziwa Mtangwanika, a nurse, takes a cancer patient’s blood pressure in 2019 at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. (Photo courtesy of UNC Project Malawi)


Direct Relief delivered 429 shipments weighing 13,491 lbs and containing 1.4 million doses of medications over the past week to organizations, including the following:

  • Welvista, South Carolina
  • NC MedAssist, North Carolina
  • People’s Health Clinic, Utah
  • Free Clinic of Rome, Georgia
  • Bethesda Health Clinic, Texas
  • Mercy Health Center, Georgia
  • CommunityHealth, Illinois
  • St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy, Texas
  • Martin Luther King Health Center, Louisiana
  • UNC Health Care, North Carolina
Ebonie Allen-Williams, Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Supervisor at Bond Community Health Center, Inc. in Tallahassee, Florida, pictured with a Direct Relief Emergency Medical Backpack. The health center received medical support from Direct Relief over the past week. (Photo by Donnie Lloyd Hedden for Direct Relief)


This week, outside the US, Direct Relief shipped more than 6.3 million defined daily doses of medication totaling 66,298 lbs.

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Botswana
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Lebanon
  • Malawi
  • Paraguay
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine


A VIM Clinic Medical Assistant explains a new medication’s proper use and dosage to a patient. In Stuart, Florida, the clinic recently received donated medical support from Direct Relief.

Since January 1, 2022, Direct Relief has delivered 2,045 shipments to 906 healthcare organizations in 50 US states and territories and 45 countries.

These shipments contained 26.9M defined daily doses of medication valued at $227.2M (wholesale) and weighing 3.1M lbs.

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