Heart-to-Heart provides USD 6.6M worth medical aid

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Heart-to-Heart International, a global humanitarian organisation in the United States, provided urgent medical supplies worth USD 6.6 million to the people of Sri Lanka following a request by the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the US, Mahinda Samarasinghe.

In a joint media release by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C. and Heart-to-Heart International, the United States said in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka, the second consignment of medicines will be sent via air at the earliest, while the remaining will be sent via sea to Colombo.

The Ministry of Health will receive the consignment for immediate distribution at no cost to the people of Sri Lanka.

“With the coordination of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka, the most urgent medicines will be sent via air at the very earliest, while the remaining will be sent via sea to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Similar to the first donation, all expenses will be borne by Heart to Heart International, and the Ministry of Health will receive the second donation for immediate distribution at no cost to the people of Sri Lanka,” the media release said.

The first donation by Heart to Heart International worth USD 908,547 reached Colombo via air on 13 July and was safely collected by officials from the Ministry of Health in Colombo for distribution. This adds up to a total contribution of USD 7,598,532 worth of urgent medical aid donations that Heart to Heart International has made to Sri Lanka, in coordination with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C.