In 2013, Direct Relief provided $346 million in humanitarian aid to 69 counties including the United States. That work accounted for 5,552 shipments of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and medical equipment — a more than 500 shipment increase over 2012’s total.
In the case of Direct Relief and Amgen, their efforts to bring the Ebola outbreak under control may be more than noteworthy. They may help make history.
Area hospitals are getting nearly daily updates from the Centers for Disease Control as efforts to contain the Ebola virus in the United States kick into high gear.