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Operational Update: Covid-19 Therapy Medications and More Arrive in Ukraine


Ukraine Relief

Officials in Odessa, Ukraine, look over a field hospital provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and transported by Direct Relief. The hospital is one of five that has been shipped to Ukraine for care of people wounded in the conflict, with two more expected to ship out in the coming days. (Image courtesy of the Odessa Mayor’s Office)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief delivered 361 shipments of requested medical aid to 40 U.S. states and territories and ten countries worldwide, including Ukraine.

The shipments contained 1.6 million defined daily doses of medication, including N-95 masks, mental health medications, antibiotics, chronic disease medications, nutritional products, insulin, and cancer treatments.


Since February 24, Direct Relief has provided medical aid weighing more than 1.4 million pounds, or 700 tons in weight, with more on the way. Over the past seven days, shipments including cold-chain antibiotics and surgical medications departed Direct Relief’s warehouse in Santa Barbara, California, bound for Ukraine.

Two hundred thousand doses of Covid-19 therapy medication transported by Direct Relief were received by Ukraine’s Ministry of Health in Lviv, with four more shipments on the way. (Courtesy Photo)

Also, this week, 200,000 doses of Covid-19 therapy medication transported by Direct Relief were received by Ukraine’s Ministry of Health in Lviv, with four more shipments to follow. Additional shipments that arrived in Ukraine this week include a seventh field hospital kit donated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and 60 pallets of humanitarian aid to Help Ukraine Romania.

Direct Relief is responding directly to specific medical requests from Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and NGOs and local organizations in Ukraine providing health care.

Power for Health

This week, Direct Relief also announced a $650,000 grant to build one of the nation’s largest solar resilience hubs in New Orleans. The grant to Together New Orleans’ Community Lighthouse project will fund the construction of the first solar- and battery-powered resilience hub in the Gulf at CrescentCare, a community health center providing health services to underserved populations in New Orleans.


The grant is part of Direct Relief’s Power for Health initiative, which aims to help nonprofit community health centers and charitable clinics in the U.S. remain operational through increasingly common power outages resulting from natural disasters.

Bolstering Mental Health in the US

Additionally, Direct Relief, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), and Teva Pharmaceuticals this week launched a new program to expand medication access and provide grant funding to free and charitable clinics that care for medically underserved patients diagnosed with depression or anxiety. Initially set in Florida, New Jersey and California, the new pilot program aims to advance access to mental health care for uninsured populations.

Operational Snapshot


This week, outside the U.S., Direct Relief shipped more than 7.7 million defined daily doses of medication.

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Ukraine
  • Tanzania
  • Honduras
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Israel
  • Ethiopia
  • Haiti

Direct Relief delivered 350 shipments containing 1.6 million doses of medications over the past week to organizations, including the following:

  • Acacia Medical Mission, Texas
  • Hope Clinic and Care Center, Wisconsin
  • Hill Country Mission for Health, Texas
  • Hands of Hope Medical Clinic, North Carolina
  • Amistad Community Health Center Aransas Pass, Texas
  • Pancare of Florida, Inc. Malone, Florida
  • Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Open Arms Health Clinic, Texas
  • Wellness Pointe, Texas
  • Kathleen Luton Laura Martinez, Maryland

Since January 1, 2022, Direct Relief has delivered 8,275 shipments to 1,584 healthcare organizations in 52 U.S. states and territories and 78 countries.

These shipments contained 260 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $982.3 million (wholesale) and weighing 8.6 million lbs.


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