Urgent in-kind medicines worth a total of USD 53.9 million from NGOs in the U.S. facilitated by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C. to the people of Sri Lanka
At a time when international aid and medicinal supplies are imperative for Sri Lanka, upon an urgent request for assistance from Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe and this Mission, the support of three renowned U.S. NGOs was generously extended on an in-kind basis to the people of Sri Lanka. The most recent figures show that from July 2022 to date, this Mission along with the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka has coordinated and facilitated a total of approx. USD 53.9 million worth (approx. LKR 17,067,973,528) of in-kind medicinal donations from the U.S. at no cost to the people of Sri Lanka. Some of the key medicines/medical supplies that were donated from the below-listed NGOs are an extensive amount of crucial pain medication and antibiotics, medicines to treat high blood pressure and other heart problems, medicines to treat mental/mood conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, etc., immunosuppressants used for organ transplants, oncology (cancer) medicines, medicines to treat symptoms of asthma and shortness of breathing, prenatal and lactation vitamins, Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (MMS) for maternal mothers at risk of malnourishment, and chronic disease medications, intravascular catheters, syringes, and gloves.