Operational Update: Cyclone Kay, Additional $5M for Ukraine, Medicines for Sri Lanka, More – Ukraine

By Staff, Direct Relief

Medical aid leaves for 10 countries in the past seven days.

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 190 shipments of needed medical aid to 34 US states and territories and 10 countries around the world.

Incoming shipments 3 million daily prescribed doses of drugsincluding antibiotics, insulin, antihistamines, cardiovascular medications, and more.

The organization is tracking multiple disasters around the world, and will continue to respond.

Typhoon Kai

Hurricane Kay made landfall Thursday afternoon in Mexico, hitting the western coast of Baja California Sur with heavy rain and winds of up to 75 miles per hour, prompting the Mexican Civil Protection Agency to issue a red alert for possible floods and landslides.

Direct Relief is coordinating with the government of Baja California to provide the state Civil Protection Agency and other first responders with 40 emergency field medical packages and other hurricane- and flood-related medical supplies to deploy in affected and hard-to-reach areas, including trauma care materials, antibiotics and disease medicine Diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions.

Direct Relief will remain in close contact with Mexico, US-based agencies and health facilities along the storm’s projected path and will provide additional information as the situation evolves.

Pakistani floods

emergency shipment from Medicines and essential supplies are being prepared for departure to Islamabad, Pakistan, where the supplies will be used to support the country’s health system treating displaced and injured people affected by recent floods.

The shipments include essential medicines for chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, field medicine tents for improvised emergency care, personal care products for the displaced, and more.

More medical support for Sri Lanka

More than 70 pallets of needed medicines He left for Sri Lanka this week, to bolster hospitals and clinics providing care in the wake of shortages of essential medicines. This week, His Excellency Dr. Lalith Prialal Chandradasa, Consul General of Sri Lanka, visited Direct Relief’s Santa Barbara headquarters to see the ephemera before it departs for the country.

The shipment was the latest in a series of health system support, including shipments of diabetes treatments and supplies through the Life for a Child program, which connects children with type 1 diabetes to charity insulin, diabetes management supplies and testing.

Ukraine’s response

Since February 24, Direct Relief has provided medical assistance to Ukraine weighing more than 1.8 million pounds, or 900 tons, with more on the way.

Over the past seven days, shipments including wound care supplies, PPE, nutritional supplements and more have left the Direct Relief warehouse in California, bound for Ukraine.

This week, Direct Relief and Pelion SA announced Additional injection of $5 million (US$) in Health4Ukrainean effort that allows Ukrainian refugees in Poland to get medicine for free.

5 million dollar commitment to follow Initial investment of $10 million by Direct Relief in AprilProgram participants can redeem codes at any pharmacy in Poland to pay for a range of healthcare products, from diabetes and cancer medicines to baby formula and wound care items.

The $5 million extended commitment, made possible by a donation from LetterOne, was announced on Economic Forum in Karpacz, Poland, where Direct Relief was honored with an award for its efforts in supporting Ukrainian and Ukrainian refugees.

Operational shots

all over the world

This week, Direct Relief shipped more than 2.4 million defined daily doses of drugs outside the United States

Countries that received medical assistance in the past week include:

  • Tajikistan
  • Sudan
  • Lebanon
  • Pakistan
  • Honduras
  • Morocco
  • India
  • Panama
  • Central African Republic

United States of America

Direct Relief . Delivery 177 shipments contain 602,704 doses of medicines Over the past week for organizations, including the following:

  • Washington State Department of Health, Washington
  • Lifecycles Health Services, Inc. , New Jersey
  • Faith Family Medical Clinic, Tennessee
  • Sandguard Corporation, Colorado
  • Utah naloxone
  • Feed the Sheep Free Children’s Clinic, Texas
  • Acacia Medical Mission, Texas
  • Tomagua Ministries of Health Care, Texas
  • Busy Bee Wellness Center, Texas
  • Urban Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia

Year to date (global)

Since January 1, 2022, Direct Relief has been delivering 13.3 thousand shipments to me 1900 healthcare providers in 53 US states and territories And the 86 countries.

These shipments have been received 397.4 million defined daily doses Of the medicines that are valued $1.3 billion (wholesale), the total 9.7 million lbs.

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