Heart to Heart International donates USD 6.9 mn cancer drugs to SL


The Heart to Heart International has obtained all necessary government approvals for the fourth in-kind donation of urgent medical aid, worth an approximate of Rs. 2.6 billion (USD 6.9 million), to the people of Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Embassy in the United States said. 

The donation is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka via air by early next week in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Embassy in the US, 
The donation includes specialized medicines such as Everolinus, an immunosuppressant used for organ transplants and Sunitinib Malate, used for cancer treatments.

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington, D.C. is immensely thankful to Heart to Heart International for the generous donations made to the people of Sri Lanka. Heart to Heart International has borne all expenses, and the donation will be received by the Ministry of Health for immediate distribution at no cost to the people of Sri Lanka.

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Heart to Heart International (HHI) is a global humanitarian organization focused on improving access to health. Since its inception in 1992, HHI has delivered medical aid and supplies worth $2.5 billion to more than 130 countries, including within the United States. HHI responds to natural disasters both domestically and internationally by supplying medical relief and mobilizing volunteers.

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