Americares provides US$ 773,000 worth of urgently needed medical supplies | Daily News

Americares provides US$ 773,000 worth of urgently needed medical supplies

‘Americares’, one of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies, donated more than US$ 773,000 (Rs.279,476,100.28) worth of urgently needed medical supplies for the people of Sri Lanka, a joint press  release by the Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C. and Americares in the United States said. The donation was consequent to a request made by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C., and under the purview of Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe.

This donation consists of essential medicines, including prenatal and lactation vitamins, chronic disease medications, intravascular catheters, syringes, and gloves that are urgently required from the Health Ministry. “As a result of facilitating this kind deed, an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka and Americares enabling future donations to take place. A formal certificate handover ceremony took place at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington, D.C., with Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe and Sadhana Rajamoorthy, Deputy Medical Officer for Americares,” the release stated.

“At a time when international aid and medicinal supplies are of importance to the country, the people of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Embassy convey their sincere appreciation and acknowledgement to Americares in their generous efforts and commitment to assist the nation,” the release added.

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, the organization reaches 85 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies and emergency aid. Since its founding 40 years ago, Americares has provided more than $20 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.



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