Global Programs

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The Global Links’ Medical Service Program provides sutures, medical healthcare backpacks and/or nebulizers at accessible costs, to qualifying organizations that undertake volunteer service trips around the world, have ties with established organizations working on the ground, or provide medical services in other countries. These materials can be requested for medical service trips, general medical needs, or disaster response situations. To receive supplies the organizations must include a medical component, demonstrate familiarity with the medical needs and priorities of the communities they are serving, and offer free or greatly reduced medical care and/or surgeries.

Photo Credit: Hearts 4 Haiti

In many countries, sutures are prohibitively expensive and often hard to come by. Since 1989 Global Links has worked with US hospitals to recover surplus sutures and deliver them to healthcare facilities all over the world, who are committed to providing free and reduced-cost surgeries for low-income patients.

Global Links’ Healthcare Backpacks contain essential supplies and primary care tools that comply with Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) standards. These backpacks are designed to equip healthcare professionals with the necessary primary care supplies to do field work and conduct home visits and/or respond to disasters.

Global Links’ Breathe Hope Program recovers nebulizers, small air compressors that change medication from a liquid to a mist so you can inhale it into your lungs, from people across the US and shares them with our partners in resource-poor communities, locally and globally.

Photo Credit: Team Rubicon

Program Highlights

  • Provided nearly 500 Healthcare Backpacks to the Pan American Health Organization, which has been distributing them throughout their network and to the United Nations World Food Program