Donation of Critical Drugs (Surfactant)

Surfactant is a critical and expensive drug used in the care of premature babies with respiratory dis-tress, due to the high cost, it is not available through the government health system.

A donation of $40 000 worth of Surfactant was made to the HCHT by the Health Partners International of Canada.

Direct Relief International
Drugs and Medical Consumables
Direct Relief International (DRI) is a California-based organization, which provides free drugs and
medical consumables to less developed countries. In 2021 DRI air freighted 10 shipments of
essential and badly needed drugs with a total value of US$5,189,266, to the Children's Hospital. A
portion of these drugs were shared with the Sally Mugabe Central Hospital and the Neonatal Unit.