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Operational Update: 11 Million Doses of Medication Distributed Over Past Week

Radiology support for children in Puerto Rico, medications for Ukraine and more were all part of the last seven days of activity at Direct Relief.



Recently, Ukrainian Soul distributed a shipment of Direct Relief-donated medications and healthcare supplies to over eight local hospitals in coordination with Ukraine's Ministry of Health. (Photos courtesy of Ukrainian Soul)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 369 shipments of requested medical aid to 45 U.S. states and territories and 13 countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 11 million defined daily doses of medication, including surgical supplies, personal care products, and more.

Puerto Rico, Caribbean Pediatric care

This week, the Pediatric Hospital Foundation inaugurated the first pediatric interventional radiology room in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean at the Dr. Antonio Ortíz University Pediatric Hospital of the Río Piedras Medical Center.

The radiology room is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to allow doctors to perform minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures for pediatric patients.

Direct Relief contributed $1.6 million to the construction and founding of the project.

Learn more about the inauguration here.

Material aid for Ukraine

This week, NGO Ukrainian Soul distributed medications and healthcare supplies donated by Direct Relief to over eight local hospitals in collaboration with Ukraine’s Ministry of Health.

Since Feb. 24, 2022, Direct Relief has provided medical aid to Ukraine weighing more than 2.7 million pounds, or 1,350 tons, with more on the way.



This week, Direct Relief shipped 10.7 million defined daily doses of medication outside the U.S.

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Ukraine
  • Senegal
  • Honduras
  • Ghana
  • Mali
  • Malawi
  • India
  • Dominican Republic


Direct Relief delivered 348 shipments containing over 1.4 tons of medications over the past week to organizations, including the following:

  • Palmetto Health Council, Inc., Georgia
  • Hospital Pediátrico Universitario Dr. Antonio Ortiz, Puerto Rico
  • Pocatello Free Clinic, Idaho
  • Health ProMed Foundation, Inc., Puerto Rico
  • Faith Family Medical Clinic, Tennessee
  • COSSMA, Inc., Puerto Rico
  • Open Door Health Center, Florida
  • Amistad Community Health Center, Texas
  • Rising Suns Pharmacy, Ohio
  • Fundacion Manos Juntas, Oklahoma


Since Jan. 1, 2023, Direct Relief has delivered 5,439 shipments to 1,452 healthcare providers in 53 U.S. states and territories and 58 countries.

These shipments contained 186.9 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $567.4 million (wholesale), totaling 2.6 million lbs.

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