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LDS Charities Donates $225,000 Worth of Cancer Drugs to Health Ministry

June 12, Colombo (LNW):LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United States, has donated cancer drugs valued at over US$ 225,000 to the Sri Lankan Health Ministry. Mickey Lui, Asia Area Welfare and Self-Reliance Director at the Church, handed over the consignment to Health Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana during a ceremony at the Health Ministry.

This donation is part of a larger commitment by LDS Charities to supply cancer drugs worth over one million US dollars to Sri Lanka over the course of a year. The agreement for this grant was signed in February at the Health Ministry, and this consignment marks the first delivery under the grant. The initial shipment includes 13 types of essential cancer medications such as Abiraterone Acetate, Anastrozole, Capecitabine, Carboplatin, Cisplatin, Dacarbazine, Docetaxel, and Irinotecan, among others.

High-ranking officials, including Health Ministry Secretary Dr. Palitha Mahipala, Health Services Director General Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Medical Supply Division Director Dr. Dedunu Dias, and LDS Charities International Institute Representatives Eric Chen and Ada Lam, were present at the event.

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