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Multiple emergency responses continued this week at Direct Relief.
Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 374 shipments of requested medical aid to 44 U.S. states and territories and sixteen countries worldwide.
The shipments contained 11.2 million defined daily doses of medication, including antibiotics, prenatals, nutritionals, PPE and more.
U.S. STORM RESPONSE
This week, multiple shipments of medical aid departing Direct Relief’s warehouse to equip and assist first responders and medical providers in Alabama and California following multiple destructive storms. Tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia left at least nine people dead and thousands of homes destroyed.
Direct Relief’s response to California rainstorms continues as communities recover from flooding and slides. Northern California was especially impacted, and multiple shipments to the region that included emergency medical backpacks, overdose-reversing naloxone, personal care items for displaced people, and more.
Read more about this week’s response to storms across the country here.
PAKISTAN FLOOD RECOVERY
Pakistan experienced deadly flooding from June through October 2022, and Direct Relief continues to provide support to the recovering country. Marafie Foundation is distributing medications and supplies donated by Direct Relief to flood victims across the Sindh region. One of the worst-hit provinces, Sindh still has thousands of people living in open areas, tents, and makeshift homes, with stagnant water present in many areas.
The 5-pallet shipment included cardiovascular drugs, local anesthetics, PPE, and tents distributed to a medical center and two hospitals impacted by the devastating flooding.
Further support to Pakistan includes an upcoming 39-pallet shipment of donated medications to Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE). BIDE, in connection with Baqai Medical University, has taken on an expanded role in supporting people impacted by floods throughout the country.
MATERIAL SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE
This week, Direct Relief delivered emergency medical supplies and medications to healthcare providers in Ukraine, including antibiotics, insulin supplies, and PPE.
Since Feb. 24, 2022, Direct Relief has provided medical aid to Ukraine weighing more than 2.4 million pounds, or 1,200 tons, with more on the way.
This week, Direct Relief shipped 9.9 million defined daily doses of medication outside the U.S.
Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:
Direct Relief delivered 343 shipments containing 1.3 million doses of medications over the past week to organizations, including the following:
Rural Health Medical Program, Inc., Alabama
NC MedAssist, North Carolina
Society of St. Vincent de Paul dba St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy, Texas
UNC Health Care, North Carolina
Safer Alternatives through Networking & Education (SANE) – Clinic Site, California
Clinica Esperanza, Rhode Island
Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Family Health Clinic of Monon, Indiana
Since Jan. 1, 2023, Direct Relief has delivered 844 shipments to 601 healthcare providers in 43 U.S. states and territories and 21 countries.
These shipments contained 12.4 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $46.6 million (wholesale), totaling 363,552 lbs.
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