U.S. sends humanitarian shipment of innovative medicines from COVID-19 to Ukraine

The U.S. charity Direct Relief sent Ukraine a humanitarian shipment of innovative coronavirus drugs worth tens of millions of dollars.

According to the embassy, the shipment consists of innovative drugs Bamlanivimab and Etesevimab, used against COVID-19. The latest arrangements for its receipt were agreed upon during President Uladzimir Zelenski’s visit to the United States.

The total value of the shipment in the form of 60 thousand vials of drugs reaches 20 million dollars.

The medications are recommended for patients with mild to moderate coronavirus disease, especially if there is a risk of progression to a severe form.

The shipment will be cleared and distributed to 24 regions of Ukraine. The process is coordinated by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Direct Relief California, USA, with which the embassy has made arrangements, is a public non-profit and non-political organization that works in 60 countries of the world.