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Boosting Rural Health in Nepal, Dengue Relief in Mexico, Mental Health in the U.S.

Direct Relief's Humanitarian Activity for the week of 05/17/2024 - 05/24/2024


Operational Update

The construction of a nurse room and kitchen has begun for the Samdo Kunphen Clinic, supported by Direct Relief. (Courtesy photo)

Direct Relief has delivered 397 shipments of requested medical aid to 46 U.S. states and territories and 15 countries worldwide over the past seven days. The shipments contained 6.8 million defined daily doses of medication and supplies, including hygiene kits, field medic packs, surgical supplies, and more.

Samdo Kunphen Clinic Breaks Ground

Direct Relief recently initiated the construction of a nurse’s room and kitchen for the Samdo Kunphen Clinic, located in rural Samdo, Nepal. The project aims to enhance the clinic’s infrastructure and facilities for both patients and staff. Direct Relief has assisted the Samdo Kunphen Clinic since a devastating earthquake affected Nepal in 2015.

The additions will be coupled with infrastructure upgrades, including improved sanitation facilities and additional rooms. This project supports Direct Relief’s mission to contribute to sustainable development and livelihood in earthquake-affected regions of Nepal.

Thermal Fogging Machines

To bolster Mexico’s healthcare system in response to a recent surge in dengue cases after Hurricane Otis, Direct Relief announced a donation of equipment and funding, including 1.5 metric tons of requested healthcare supplies.

This donation included 32 thermal fogging machines, which have already been put to use by the Vector Control Department in Acapulco.

Mental Health Summit at Direct Relief

This week, Direct Relief, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) hosted the Community Routes: Access to Mental Health Care Learning Summit.

Teva Pharmaceuticals has supported 11 clinics aimed at advancing health equity by increasing access to care for uninsured patients living with depression and anxiety in California, Florida, and New Jersey. The summit celebrated and acknowledged the impactful work of these clinics and their staff.

Attendees had the opportunity to collaborate and share insights on mental health awareness. Over two days of panel discussions and workshops, they explored effective strategies for treating their communities, including integrating mental health care into clinic services and providing mental health treatment outside clinic walls.

This week, Direct Relief, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) hosted the Community Routes: Access to Mental Health Care Learning Summit. (Brianna Newport/Direct Relief)

Operational Snapshot


Over the last week, Direct Relief shipped more than 4.1 million defined daily doses of medication outside the U.S.

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Ukraine
  • Iraq
  • Dominican Republic
  • India
  • Haiti
  • Guatemala
  • Ecuador
  • Ghana
  • Malawi
  • Sierra Leone


Direct Relief delivered 375 shipments containing over eight tons of medications during the past seven days to organizations, including the following:

  • Eunice Community Health Center, Louisiana
  • Foundation for Children and Youth with Diabetes FCYD Camp UTADA, Utah
  • PanCare of Florida, Inc. Malone, Florida
  • PanCare Rx Panama City, Florida
  • Open Door Health Center, Florida
  • Gulf Coast Health Center, Texas
  • Bradley Free Clinic of Roanoke Valley Pharmacy, Virginia
  • Lestonnac Free Clinic, California
  • Good Samaritan Clinic, Arkansas
  • Clinica Esperanza/ Hope Clinic, Rhode Island


Since January 1, 2024, Direct Relief has delivered 9,275 shipments to 1,692 partner organizations in 54 U.S. states and territories and 72 countries.

These shipments contained 169.3 million defined daily doses of medication totaling 2.7 million lbs.


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