Operational update: essential support for Lebanon, Ukraine and 12 countries in total – Lebanon
By Maeve O’Connor
Over the past 7 days, Direct Relief has delivered 448 medical aid shipments requested in 46 US states and territories and 12 countries around the world.
The shipments contained 7.8 million defined daily doses of drugsincluding cardiovascular drugs, nutritional supplements, cancer treatments, etc.
This week, a shipment containing needles, syringes, sutures, PPE and more than half a million (540,000) KN95 masks and 46 pallets of antibiotics arrived in Lebanon in coordination with local NGO Anera . Anera will distribute essential supplies to hospitals and clinics in the region.
In the six months since Russia invaded Ukraine, Direct Relief has secured and shipped more than 890 tons of requested medicines and supplies to more than 400 healthcare delivery sites in Ukraine. and in neighboring countries. This includes 155 million defined daily doses of medication to meet a wide range of acute and chronic health needs.
Direct Relief, as a recognized international partner of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, continues its large-scale response along the two parallel tracks of support to those affected by the war in Ukraine and those forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries.
To date, Direct Relief has provided emergency financial assistance totaling $15.9 million to help maintain and strengthen the provision of healthcare in Ukraine and to support health services for Ukrainian refugees in Poland and Moldova.
This week, Direct Relief shipped over 6.6 million defined daily doses of medication outside of the United States
Countries that have received medical aid in the past week include:
Direct Relief delivered 417 shipments containing 1.2 million doses of medicine over the past week to organizations including the following:
Urban Health Plan, Inc., New York
Pancare of Florida, Inc., Malone, Florida
Homestead Community Health Center, Florida
Health Care Program for Underserved Populations Birmingham Free Clinic, Pennsylvania
Med Centro, Inc., Puerto Rico
Bethesda Health Clinic, Texas
Arthur Nagel Community Clinic, Texas
Agape Clinic, Texas
Choice Health Network Harm Reduction Program, Tennessee
Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition Inc., Connecticut
BEGINNING OF THE YEAR (GLOBAL)
Since January 1, 2022, Direct Relief has delivered 12.7K shipments at 1,848 healthcare providers in 53 US states and territories and 85 countries.
These shipments contained 388.6 million defined daily doses of drugs rated at $1.2 billion (wholesale), totaling 9.6 million pounds
IN THE NEWS
Direct Relief is working with the Ukrainian Ministry of Health and global drugmakers to deliver 890 tons of medical aid to Ukraine – CSR International: “As part of a collaborative agreement, the Ukrainian Ministry of Health is working with Direct Relief to secure drug donations from pharmaceutical manufacturers, enabling the use of Direct Relief’s existing contractual and working relationships, facilitating process of securing medicines, then ensuring their timely delivery.“
SC has more than climate against wildfires – The Times and Democrat: “Nearly 70% of the U.S. population in parts of every continental U.S. state except Georgia and South Carolina has experienced at least one day of wildfire smoke from high or medium density in July, according to a Direct Relief research analysis. and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Data Analysis Team.“
Cities, Data and the Needs of Ukrainian Refugees – Data and Policy: “The focus on cities and new data sources in the context of the rapidly evolving Ukrainian refugee crisis was the organizing principle for a workshop on June 27-28, co-organized by the collaboration CrisisReady between Direct Relief and Harvard University, and the Mayor’s Office of Budapest.