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Heart To Heart International donates USD 6.9 mn worth of life-saving cancer treatment medicines and immunosuppressants

Joint Press Release by the Embassy of Sri Lanka, Washington D.C., and Heart to Heart International, United States

Under the guidance of His Excellency Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe, Heart to Heart International has now obtained all necessary government approvals for the fourth in-kind donation of urgent medical aid, worth an approximate of $6,987,269.78 USD (i.e., LKR 2.6 billion), to the people of Sri Lanka. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka and this Embassy, the fourth donation is scheduled to arrive in Colombo Sri Lanka, via air by early next week. The latest 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. The organization is a 4-star Charity Navigator charity, a BBB Accredited charity and is on the “Philanthropy 400.”

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington, D.C.                        

Heart to Heart International                            

09 February 2023

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