PQMD Members

PQMD facilitates collaboration among its member organizations. The organization seeks to continuously support the delivery of high quality donations of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and services to communities in need. Members have the opportunity to exchange and share their knowledge and experience with providing medicines and medical services to the people who need them most, in the US and around the globe.

Learn more and apply to join our coalition.


Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals, nutritionals, and medical products, including devices and diagnostics. Its products and services span the continuum of care – from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and cure. The company, headquartered in north suburban Chicago, employs approximately 70,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries. Abbott is involved in ongoing product contributions to developing countries and disaster situations through a select group of U.S. based NGOs. Also, as a part of its continued commitment to addressing the global AIDS pandemic, the Abbott Laboratories Fund incorporates grant funds with Abbott volunteerism and product donations in “Step Forward for the world’s children” a global program — primarily in developing countries, to assist AIDS orphans and vulnerable children.

Website: https://www.abbott.com/


AbbVie began as the pharmaceutical leader, Abbott.  On January 1, 2013, Abbott separated into two independent companies. AbbVie is a global bio-pharmaceutical company composed of Abbott’s former proprietary pharmaceutical business.  AbbVie is built on a legacy of advancing science to help treat complex diseases. AbbVie combines the stability and resources of an established pharmaceutical company with the focus and innovation of a biotech with the goal to discover, develop and bring to market groundbreaking science to solve the biggest health problems that face the world today and tomorrow.  AbbVie has a diverse product portfolio, including several market-leading medicines as well as a focused business and investment model designed to address unmet patient needs.  The company also has proven commercial capabilities, infrastructure, and expertise rooted in a 125-year history along with 21,000 dedicated employees who are committed to addressing the world’s greatest health challenges.

Website: https://www.abbvie.com/


Alcon helps people see brilliantly. As the global leader in eye care with a heritage spanning over 75 years, we offer the broadest portfolio of products to enhance sight and improve people’s lives. Our Surgical and Vision Care products touch the lives of more than 260 million people in over 140 countries each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors. Our more than 25,000 associates are enhancing the quality of life through innovative products, partnerships with Eye Care Professionals and programs that advance access to quality eye care.

Learn more at www.alcon.com.


In times of epic disaster, daily struggle or civil conflict, AmeriCares restores health and saves lives by delivering medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to people in need around the world and across the United States. Since its founding in 1982, AmeriCares has provided more than $10 billion of aid to 147 countries. To accomplish these results, AmeriCares assembles product donations from pharmaceutical companies and medical supply manufacturers, determines the most urgent needs and solicits the funding necessary to deliver the aid to a network of health care partners around the world. Their gift-in-kind model is time tested, cost effective and experience driven. Historically, for each $100 donated, AmeriCares delivers more than $3,500 in emergency relief and humanitarian relief to people in need, including medicines, medical supplies, nutritional supplement and other vital aid.

Website: https://www.americares.org/


Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen.


Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, provides humanitarian assistance and sustainable development to advance the well-being of refugees and other vulnerable communities in the Middle East.

In Palestine, restrictions on movement and imports, imposed by years of occupation, challenge the medical system to provide up-to-date care. Hospitals and clinics suffer chronic shortages of critical medicines to respond to their patients’ needs. The blockade of Gaza, since 2007, has also severely limited the import of critical humanitarian goods. In Lebanon, Palestinian refugees and poor Lebanese communities face challenges from terrible housing conditions to high unemployment. The situation worsened when the Syrian civil brought a million new refugees into the country.

Anera’s precise and logistical coordination of shipments, efficient management of warehouse space, pharmacological expertise, decades of trusted relationships, intimate knowledge of international shipping restrictions/guidelines, combine to ensure that life-saving supplies are put to use quickly. Since 1968, Anera has delivered $600+ million worth of medical and relief supplies to local non-profits and medical facilities that serve the most disadvantaged populations in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan and Lebanon.

Website: https://www.anera.org/


AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a primary focus on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation, oncology and infectious disease. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information about AstraZeneca in the U.S. or our AZ&Me¿ Prescription Savings programs, please visit our website or call 1-800-AZandMe (292-6363).

Website: http://www.astrazeneca-us.com/


Baxter International Inc. provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; biosurgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services.  The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries.  Baxter’s 50,00 employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.

Website: http://www.baxter.com/


BD is a leading medical technology company that partners with customers and stakeholders to address many of the world’s most pressing and evolving health needs.  Our innovative solutions are focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, supporting the management of diabetes and advancing celllular research.  We are more than 30,000 associates in 50 countries who strive to fulfill our purpose of “Helping all people live healthy lives” by advancing the quality, accessibility, safety and affordability of healthcare around the world.

Website: http://www.bd.com/

Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation

Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation is a private foundation with a mission to provide “more health” to patients, families and communities through its four major programs:

  • A Patient Assistance Program that makes our branded medicines available free of charge to patients without prescription insurance coverage who meet certain household income criteria
  • A Product Donation Program that donates Boehringer Ingelheim medicines to approved non-profit partners who meet certain standards, and who distribute the medicines around the world where there is tremendous unmet need
  • A Financial Contributions Program that provides financial support to Connecticut programs that improve access to healthcare and enhance Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education for the underserved
  • An Employee Volunteer Program through which employees choose causes that are important to them and donate their time and skills to strengthen our communities.

To learn more about Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate Social responsibility, please visit our online Giving Report.

Website: http://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/

Brother’s Brother Foundation

Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) helps bridge the gap between aid and sustainability by supporting localized programs and providing essential resources in the areas of Healthcare, Infrastructure, Disaster Response, and Education (H.I.D.E). Our vision is of a world where aid leads to sustainable development.

BBF was founded in 1958 by Dr. Robert Hingson to provide vaccinations and inoculations to underserved communities around the world. Today, in collaboration with partners on the ground, BBF’s geographic area of work includes countries and territories in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. In addition to our support of healthcare facilities around the world, BBF has also responded to disasters and humanitarian crises in North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast and Central Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Website: https://brothersbrother.org/
COVID link: https://brothersbrother.org/covid19/

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Since its beginning in 1912, CMMB has brought health and hope to those in need of health care throughout the developing world. In 2011 alone, its programs reached more than 500,000 women, children and men. Healing Help, CMMB’s program of donated medicines and medical supplies, and MVP, its medical volunteer program, are milestone programs, having a legacy encompassing nine decades. CMMB also has multi-year programs in eight countries, working in HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, and neglected tropical diseases.

Moving into its second century, CMMB has as its priority the strengthening of health systems in six key ways: increasing access; strengthening the global health care work force; building supply chain capacity to increase access; helping facilities build strong financial systems; supporting program monitoring systems and key research to affirm and establish best practices and to increase the ability of local health care leaders to design and manage programs. In the United States, CMMB has offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. Overseas, it has offices in Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.

Website: http://www.cmmb.org/

ChildFund International

ChildFund International is a nonprofit organization working toward a world where every child is free to live at their fullest potential, no matter where they’re from or what challenges they face.

Our mission is to help children living in poverty to have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to bring lasting change to their communities, promote societies that value, protect and advance the well-being and rights of children, and enrich supporters’ lives through their support of our cause.

Website: https://www.childfund.org/

Children International

Children International is a humanitarian and community development organization working to help end the cycle of generational poverty. Through a long-term, customized approach, Children International supports children and youth for the first two decades of their lives, providing access to information and inspiration in the areas of health, education, empowerment through life skills, and employment. When equipped to transform their own lives, young people also transform their families and communities, and, as a result, multiply good in the world.

Website: https://www.children.org/see-the-impact

Direct Relief

Direct Relief International responds to the medical needs of people living in poverty or affected by natural disasters, war, or civil unrest. Since its founding in 1948, Direct Relief has provided medical resources to the health care providers who serve these people wherever resources are limited. Each year, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, medical equipment, and nutritional supplements are provided that allow millions of people to receive care who otherwise would not.

This aid also supports the efforts of the trained and committed health care providers and the indigenously run facilities that are essential to long-term improvement in health care around the world. In 2003, Direct Relief provided medical resources with a wholesale value of over $90 million to 61 countries on an operating budget of only $2.5 million. By leveraging funds from the public and products donated by U.S. manufacturers, Direct Relief provided over $34 in aid for every dollar spent. Based in Santa Barbara, California, Direct Relief International is non-profit, non-governmental, and non-sectarian.

Website: http://www.directrelief.org/

Edwards Lifesciences

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives.

Website: https://www.edwards.com/
COVID link: https://www.edwards.com/april-21-covid-19-edwards-response


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company with a mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Headquartered in the U.K. and with operations based in the U.S., the company has over 100,000 employees worldwide and is one of the industry leaders, with an estimated seven per cent of the world’s pharmaceutical market. In addition, it is a leader in the important area of vaccines and has a Consumer Healthcare portfolio comprising over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, oral care products and nutritional healthcare drinks.

GSK’s community investment programs represent a commitment that, as the company builds upon its successes and grows, it will continue to recognize the responsibility of leadership and the strength of partnership. Current projects include a malaria initiative in Africa, community support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and a global program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis. The company also operates regional programs targeted at community need and makes product donations for humanitarian relief.

Website: http://www.gsk.com/

Good360’s mission is to close the need gap. As the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, we partner with some of the world’s largest corporations to source essential goods and distribute them through our network of diverse nonprofits, supporting people in need to open opportunity for all.
Website: https://good360.org/
Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC)

Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) is a relief and development organization that delivers health and hope to the world’s most vulnerable people. The only organization of its kind in Canada, HPIC is dedicated to increasing access to medicine and improving health in the developing world. HPIC equips frontline health workers with needed medicines and medical supplies, responds to emergencies with medical relief, stocks hospitals and clinics, and improves pharmaceutical management and logistics.

HPIC is the go-to organization in Canada for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry’s gift-in-kind donations. The network of about 80 donor companies trusts HPIC because of its 25-year track record and its high standards. HPIC was one of the first Canadian charities to receive accreditation from Imagine Canada and the organization holds an Establishment Licence from Health Canada.

Working with a Canadian and global network of implementing partners and NGOs, HPIC provides treatment for 1 million people in more than 50 countries every year. Every $1 donated to HPIC delivers at least $10 of medical relief.

Website: http://www.hpicanada.ca/

Healthcare Ready
Healthcare Ready is a nonprofit organization that serves as a public-private nexus to prevent patient care disruptions amid crises. We do this by forging partnerships and serving as the linkage point between the healthcare supply chain and government. By working with supply chain stakeholders, emergency management, patient advocacy groups, and community-based organizations, we help safeguard patients before, during, and after crises by leveraging our core capabilities.
Website: https://healthcareready.org/
Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart International is a humanitarian aid organization committed to connecting people and resources to a world in need. Since its founding in 1992, Heart to Heart International has delivered more than $1.2 billion in medical aid and supplies to more than 150 countries, including the U.S. Heart to Heart responds to crisis and natural disasters both domestically and internationally by supplying medical relief and mobilizing volunteers.

Heart to Heart International broadens access to healthcare by providing continuing medical education opportunities and lab standards training around the US and the globe, and works with U.S. safety-net clinics to help increase their capacity by providing medical equipment, supplies and volunteers that are vital to operations. The organization is named a Charity Navigator “4-Star Charity” seven years in a row for its donor efficiency and charitable commitment. Heart to Heart is also accredited with the BBB a member of both Interaction and the National-VOAD, and is a founding member of PQMD.

For more information on its programs and ways to get involved, visit our website and find us on Facebook.

Website: http://www.hearttoheart.org/

Henry Schein

Henry Schein is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 17,500 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 28 countries. The Company’s sales reached a record $10.4 billion in 2014, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.

Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept to enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of “doing well by doing good.” health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief. Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success.

Website: http://www.henryschein.com/


At Hikma we help put better health within reach, every day.

By creating high-quality medicines and making them accessible to the people who need them, we are helping to shape a healthier world that enriches all our communities.

We do this by living our culture, delivering our strategy, and acting responsibly.

We are a trusted, reliable partner and dependable source of over 760+ (as of 31 December 2022) high-quality generic, specialty and branded pharmaceutical products that hospitals, physicians and pharmacists need to treat their patients across North America, MENA and Europe. We are a global business with 32 manufacturing plants and 8 R&D centres.

Website: https://www.hikma.com/home/

IMA World Health

IMA World Health has provided sustainable solutions to health challenges around the world since 1960. IMA works with local partners and governments to strengthen health systems, improve maternal and child health, prevent and treat diseases, promote nutrition and access to water, sanitation, and hygiene, address sexual and gender-based violence and respond to global health crises. The distribution of medical supplies and prescription drugs to health facilities in need is an integral part of IMA’s work. IMA World Health is a member of Corus International, an ensemble of faith-based organizations working together in the world’s most fragile settings to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to overcome the interconnected challenges of poverty, health care access, and climate change.

Website: http://www.imaworldhealth.org/

International Health Partners (IHP)

International Health Partners (IHP) is a global health NGO based in the UK. It supports people in disaster-hit and vulnerable communities to get the medicines they need, by coordinating the safe and responsible donation of long-dated medical products. Working with its strong network of global healthcare partners, IHP sources and sends medicines and supplies to support people around the world.

IHP responds rapidly to humanitarian disasters, supports long-term healthcare development projects and equip medics with supplies to carry out its work. IHP is the largest coordinator of donated medical products in Europe. As an independent intermediary, IHP works to bridge the gap between healthcare companies and humanitarian agencies, helping individuals and communities access essential medicines and health supplies.

Website: http://www.ihpuk.org/

International Medical Corps

Since its inception 25 years ago, International Medical Corps mission has been to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. From its headquarters in Los Angeles, International Medical Corps has provided lifesaving care in 50 countries worldwide, responding to nearly every emergency of the last two decades ¿ from Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Haiti and Pakistan. It deploys quickly in emergencies and then stays on to teach lifesaving skills so that people locally can care for themselves in the long-term. Its training assures continuity and a new level of care for those impacted by conflict, tragedy and extreme poverty. With over 4,000 staff and thousands of volunteers in some 25 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, International Medical Corps provides a range of primary and secondary health care services focusing on the immediate and chronic health care challenges to the worlds most vulnerable people. At the heart of its relief and recovery efforts is its focus on: training local health workers; providing lifesaving care to women and children; integrating mental health into primary health care settings; promoting the use of clean water, proper sanitation and hygiene. From emergency response to long-term recovery and development, International Medical Corps is on the front lines of saving lives and building healthy futures.

Website: http://www.imcworldwide.org/

International Rescue Committee
Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA)

Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization based in Alexandria, Virginia. Since its founding in 1993, IRUSA has positively impacted millions of lives by sharing aid and supporting development in over 40 countries around the globe, including the United States. IRUSA’s programs focus on Health and Nutrition, Emergency Response, Food Security and Livelihood, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, and Orphan Sponsorship and Support. For over a decade, IRUSA has been delivering in-kind medicines, medical supplies and equipment to fragile and conflict affected countries to strengthen healthcare by filling the gap in the supply of medicines and medical supplies caused by human and natural disasters.

IRUSA has worked closely with national and international organizations to make sure that humanitarian assistance is delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible. IRUSA is a member of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, InterAction, Refugee Council USA, Alliance to End Hunger, Coalition of Human Needs, InsideNGO, and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. IRUSA is consistently recognized as a top-rank non-profit organization by Charity Navigator, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Guidestar Exchange, GreatNonprofits, and Combined Federal Campaign. It is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Website: http://www.irusa.org/



We support and meet the changing needs of populations affected by conflict, natural disasters, acute poverty, discrimination and displacement as they move from crisis to reconstruction, recovery, and, eventually, to sustainable living. This mandate is implemented through a community-driven model in emergency response as well as in sustainable development programming.

Founded in 2001, IsraAID is an Israel-based, international non-governmental organization. Since its inception, IsraAID has worked in emergency and long-term development settings in 50 countries. Drawing on an extensive roster of leading Israeli and international experts, the organization is in a unique position to design and implement high-quality, cost-effective and innovative programming that fully reflects the immediate and long-term needs of populations affected by disasters worldwide.

Website: https://www.israaid.org/

Johnson & Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time… inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. Our Family of Companies comprises the worlds premier consumer health company, the worlds largest and most diverse medical devices and diagnostics company, the worlds fourth-largest biologics company, and the worlds eighth-largest pharmaceuticals company. We have more than 250 operating companies in 60 countries employing approximately 114,000 people.

Our worldwide headquarters is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. Johnson & Johnson and its many operating companies support community-based programs that improve health and well-being. Our community partners show us where our giving can help the most. We listen to them and we learn from them so that the programs we support make a meaningful difference in peoples lives. Together with our partners, we are helping mothers and infants survive childbirth. We are supporting doctors, nurses and local leaders as they work to provide the best medical care to their people. And we are educating communities on how to reduce their risk of infection from preventable diseases.The desire to make people healthier and safer is at the heart of our Company’s giving.

Website: http://www.jnj.com/


Eli Lilly and Company, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, we employ nearly 40,000 people committed to addressing some of the world’s most urgent medical needs. Lilly intends to make a significant contribution to humanity by improving global health in the 21st century. To realize this goal, we are aligning our corporate responsibility initiatives with our vision. Were focusing philanthropic and other related investments on promoting sustainable access to health care for underserved populations and working collaboratively with partners to achieve measurable results. Proudly, we are committed to continuing our company’s legacy of philanthropic leadership, dedication to volunteerism and community service.

Website: http://www.lilly.com/

MAP International

MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities.  Recognized for our 99% efficiency rating, we respond to the needs of those we serve by providing medicines, preventing disease and promoting health to create real hope and lasting change.

With an extensive global procurement an logistics network, MAP International is unrivaled in its ability to get hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of vital medicines and critical supplies into the hands of health professionals serving people in the world’s poorest communities each year.  By increasing access to these resources, MAP prevents illness, treats disease and improves the health of children and their families. Since 1954, MAP International has provided nearly $5 billion in medicines and supplies to over 2 billion people in need.  We serve 25 million people annually in over 100 countries.  MAP International has a state-of-the-art distribution center in Brunswick, Georgia, a region office in Atlanta, Georgia and field office in Ecuador, Bolivia, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Ghana, Uganda, Indonesia and Kenya.

Website: http://www.map.org/

Medical Teams International

Medical Teams International is a faith-based, humanitarian aid organization that was established in 1979. Our mission is “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.” Because every person matters, to God and to us.

We care for the hurting in frontline clinics, refugee camps, and remote villages. From delivering community-based health care for displaced Syrians in Lebanon, to strengthening community and health systems in rural Guatemala, to conducting screenings of new arrivals at country border crossings and in refugee camps during the COVID-19 pandemic, Medical Teams provides life-saving health care services and other support in emergency and refugee contexts. We also have a domestic program providing urgent dental care and other health services to our neighbors in need in Washington and Oregon.

We use both international and local volunteers to extend the impact of our staff and programs. We also leverage the strengths and capacities of others through a broad network of corporate, government, and non-profit partners. We work alongside volunteers to sort, pack, and ship donated medical supplies to those in need both here in the U.S. and across the globe.

What We Do
Direct Medical Care – We provide direct health services (primary and emergency) to people who live in difficult circumstances, have limited resources, and lack access to care, primarily refugees or those affected by disasters. These services are provided by professionally trained staff or volunteers. In the U.S. Pacific Northwest, we provide free oral health services to people with no access to dental care through our mobile health program, as well as COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and other medical screenings.

Health System Strengthening – Health systems are those organizations, people, and actions whose primary intent is to promote, restore, or maintain health for local populations. We strengthen health systems by supporting the promotion, restoration, or maintenance of service delivery, health workforce training, information services, access to medical products (vaccines, technologies, and other supplies), and leadership/governance. We work directly with health care providers, facilities, and agencies to provide this support effectively.

Community Empowerment – We work in partnership with communities to ensure our interventions have sustainable long-term impacts. Rather than relying solely on health systems, we empower communities with knowledge and practices to take charge of their own health, reduce preventable illnesses, and improve their quality of life.

Where We Work
Bangladesh, Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Lebanon, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the United States (Oregon and Washington)

Website: http://www.medicalteams.org/


Founded In 1998, MedShare’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people, communities, and our planet through the efficient sourcing and distribution of surplus medical supplies to underserved hospitals and clinics around the world. To date, MedShare has donated over $200 million worth of life-saving medical supplies and equipment. The organization has diverted over 3 million cubic feet of usable medical products from local landfills. And, last year alone, collected 2.5 million pounds of quality, unused medical supplies, and equipment from hospitals and manufacturers who would have otherwise thrown them away. MedShare has received medical supplies and equipment from hundreds of hospitals and corporations, and our product donor base is always growing.

Rather than simply shipping what is collected, MedShare uses a sophisticated inventory system that allows recipients to order exactly what they need.  All supplies and equipment are evaluated to ensure that they are unopened, unexpired, and fully functioning before they are put into inventory.  The Biomedical Equipment Training and Repair Service provides education around the world, training technicians, and end-users how to use and repair biomedical equipment in an under-resourced environment.  MedShare’s goal is to strengthen health systems around the world in order to have a direct impact on health disparities and global public health.  MedShare’s efforts are aligned around strategic health priorities established by the World Health Organization’s Sustainable Development Goals.  These programs include Maternal Child Health, Infectious Disease Control and Prevention, Primary Care and Disaster Relief.

MedShare enjoys the support of an annual corps of 20,000 volunteers who have sorted and repackaged over 6,000 tons of medical supplies and equipment. Partnerships with thousands of individuals, major corporations, foundations, and other nonprofit organizations are vital to MedShare’s ability to achieve its mission.

Charity Navigator has awarded MedShare its four-star rating for twelve consecutive years due to the organization’s careful use of donor investments in its mission.

Website: http://www.medshare.org/

Merck & Co., Inc.

Today Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.

Website: http://www.merck.com/

Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services to those without access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $834 million, impacting the lives of more than 2.5 million people. More than 1200 volunteer crew serve worldwide each year. They represent more than 40 nations. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, health care trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. Mercy Ships seeks to become the face of love in action, bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor.

Website: http://www.mercyships.org/

Operation Smile

At Operation Smile we believe every child deserves exceptional surgical care. We believe all children deserve to be treated as if they were our own.

Operation Smile was founded in 1982 when Dr. William (Bill) P. Magee, Jr., a plastic surgeon, and his wife, Kathleen (Kathy), a nurse and clinical social worker, traveled to the Philippines with a group of medical volunteers to repair children’s cleft lips and cleft palates.

What they found was overwhelming. “People pushed their babies at us.” recalls Kathy. “They tugged at our sleeves with tears in their eyes and begged us to help their children.” In Naga City, approximately 300 families arrived hoping their children would receive surgery, but the team could only treat 40 children. As they prepared to leave, the Magees made a promise they would return to help more children.

They began soliciting donations of surgical equipment and supplies from manufacturers, threw themselves into grassroots fundraising and assembled a volunteer team of 18 doctors, nurses and technicians for their own medical mission to the Philippines. They helped approximately 100 more patients, but again, hundreds still waited.

They saw the need and Operation Smile was born.

Website: http://www.operationsmile.org/


Good health is vital to all of us, and finding sustainable solutions to the most pressing health care challenges of our world cannot wait. That’s why we at Pfizer are committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life.  Our corporate social investment strategy focuses on leveraging the full range of the company’s resources — people, skills, expertise and funding — to broaden access to medicines and strengthen health care delivery for underserved people around the world.

Website: http://www.pfizer.com/

Project C.U.R.E.

Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) was founded in 1987 by James Jackson, who was working as an international economic consultant in developing countries when his work put him face to face with the needs of the sick and dying. During a trip to Brazil, Dr. Jackson visited a small clinic near Rio de Janeiro, where he learned that patients were often turned away due to a lack of basic medical supplies. Jackson was moved to action, making a promise to the clinic doctor that he would help provide relief to the people there.

Dr. Jackson returned to his home in Evergreen, Colorado, and with the assistance of friends in the medical industry collected $250,000 of medical supplies in his garage in just 30 days time. By personally paying the shipping expenses, Jackson was able to send an ocean-going cargo container carrying the donated supplies to Brazil. In 1997 James Jackson’s son, Dr. Douglas Jackson, became President & CEO of Project C.U.R.E..

From its humble beginnings in Colorado, Project C.U.R.E. has expanded to many other cities across the United States. Currently, Project C.U.R.E. maintains large distribution warehouses in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. has established smaller collection centers several other states where donated items are gathered and then delivered to its warehouses. Project C.U.R.E. now collects medical donations in many U.S. cities.

Project C.U.R.E. has been an industry leader in developing new ways to allow the organization to provide the highest quality donated medical supplies and equipment possible to resource-limited communities across the globe, including efficient and accurate inventory systems, supply chain management, expert management of logistics and strong in-country relationships. Project C.U.R.E. also offers numerous domestic and international volunteer opportunities. Since its founding, Project C.U.R.E. has reached patients, families and children in 130 countries.

Today, Project C.U.R.E.’s work and mission are more important than ever, helping to bridge staggering health resource gaps in the developing world by empowering doctors and nurses with the tools they need to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth. Through the compassion of Project C.U.R.E.’s supporters, hospitals, rural clinics and community health centers all over the world are able to offer quality care and critical medical services to their most vulnerable patients, especially women and young children. Thanks to the dedication of thousands of volunteers nationwide, two to three cargo containers of life-saving aid leave Project C.U.R.E.’s warehouses every week.

With the help of so many that have the same passion and commitment to helping those in need, Project C.U.R.E. continues to deliver health and hope to the world.

Website: https://projectcure.org/

Project Hope

As a global health and humanitarian relief organization, Project HOPE’s mission is to place power in the hands of health care workers to save lives across the globe. We are committed to transforming lives and uplifting communities by empowering health care workers to expertly implement and teach innovative lifesaving solutions in times of need and into the future.

Project HOPE operates around the world wherever the need is greatest, working side-by-side with health care workers and their communities, addressing the greatest public health challenges to enable people to live their best lives. We focus on improving maternal, neonatal and child health; fighting infectious and non-communicable diseases; and responding to disasters and health crises.

Website: http://www.projecthope.org/

Sanofi US

At Sanofi US, we strive to reduce healthcare inequalities in the U.S. through strategic charitable donations and by establishing partnerships with non-government organizations that have broad expertise in our long-term priorities. This consists of two parts:

Providing free prescription drugs to patients who do not have insurance coverage and who meet program eligibility requirements. Product is donated to Sanofi US by the company for this purpose. It is administered through our integrated patient support program call the Sanofi Patient Connection.

The scope of Sanofi US has broadened to include a financial donation component which is used to support and partner with 501(c)(3) organizations that are strategically aligned with our mission.

Website: http://www.sanofi.us/

Save the Children

Save the Children was founded in England in 1919. Through our 100+ year history, we have emerged as the leading expert on children, especially in times of emergency. We work in over 100 countries and in the US, doing whatever it takes — every day and in times of crisis — to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. We believe that every child deserves a future. This belief is at the heart of everything we do. We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.

With 25,000 dedicated staff across 113 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programs, and ensure children’s voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.

Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday.
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education.
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Our bold ambition builds on 100 years’ experience of bringing communities, civil society, governments, businesses and donors together to achieve lasting change for children.

We believe this is the only way that we can inspire real progress and breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.

Website: www.savethechildren.org

Seeding Labs

Seeding Labs envisions a world envisions a world where locally-led science empowers developing countries to build brighter, healthier, and more equitable futures. Established in 2008, its mission is to provide scientific leaders in developing countries with the resources needed to strengthen national scientific infrastructure. Through its flagship program, Instrumental Access, it has provided over 100 universities and research institutes in 39 countries with access to laboratory equipment and supplies. This program has jumpstarted efforts to train the next generation of technically-skilled workers and advance the development of solutions for health, nutrition and agriculture, energy, and the environment. It has helped universities establish new higher education and post-graduate training programs, new research institutes, and provide community services such as diagnostic and surveillance lab testing.

Seeding Labs leverages the support of over 200 corporate, government, and private sector partners to lower the cost of access to resources. Through these partnerships, it has provided scientific leaders with equipment that would otherwise have cost an estimated $48M to purchase. In 2019, corporate collaboration with Seeding Labs was named by the Access to Medicines Index as a Best Practice for R&D Capacity Building.

Website: https://seedinglabs.org/


Based in Deerfield, Ill., Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. is a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. markets oral diabetes, insomnia, rheumatology, and gastroenterology treatments and seeks to bring innovative products to patients through a pipeline that includes compounds in development for metabolic and cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, neurology and other conditions.

Website: http://www.takeda.us/

Tanner Pharma Group

Tanner Pharma Group is a global service provider in the healthcare industry with a core purpose of improving lives through increased access to medicines.  Each of its service divisions has been built on a foundation of a robust distribution network with industry-leading quality standards.  Founded in 2003, the company is working with a broad range of companies and helping patients in more than 120 countries.

Website: http://www.tannerpharma.com/

The Max Foundation

The Max Foundation is a global health organization that believes that all people living with cancer have the right to access the best treatment and support.  Through personalized access services, quality training and education, and global advocacy efforts, we aim to help people face cancer with dignity and hope.

Our services are global and multifaceted. We provide education and training at all levels of the communities in which we work. By partnering with industry, non-governmental agencies, health care providers, and national cancer patient organizations, we are able to support people and provide effective solutions for access to treatment. Through our global advocacy efforts, we work to raise awareness of the disease and draw attention to the needs of people living with cancer. Every year, our dedicated team helps people in more than 100 countries.

Website: http://www.themaxfoundation.org/


Tulipe is an organization, located in France, that federates donations made by pharmaceutical companies to provide an emergency response to the needs of populations in distress as a result of acute health crises, natural disasters or conflicts. Its involvement takes the form of kits of medicines that can be provided in a very short time frame and that are adapted to needs in the field. With a view to good management of resources, any kits that are not used in emergency missions can be reallocated to other aid programs. In these specific cases, they are donated to duly selected French organizations that commit to respecting a set of requirements as defined by Tulipe.

In 1982, Tulipe was created in response to a genuine need: international humanitarian aid lacked the medicines and medical-surgical equipment it needed to perform its mission. By 1983, Tulipe became the official interface for companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the field in emergency situations. The medicines donated by Tulipe have benefited 50 countries around the world.

Website: http://www.tulipe.org/


We work closely and forge strong connections with patients. caregivers health care professionals and other stakeholders who know the challenges of these diseases and where the unmet needs are found all too well.
UCB’s foundational commitment to crafting valuable solutions and delivering medicines that aim to improve lives is at the core of all that we do, as we live our purpose each day, bringing together the expertise, talent, and scientific ingenuity needed to pursue what’s right for those who live with severe diseases.

Website: https://www.ucb.com/

U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Founded in 1947, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF works for the survival, protection and development of children worldwide through education, advocacy, and fundraising. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is the oldest of 37 national committees for UNICEF created for educational and charitable purposes to raise funds for UNICEF-assisted projects and to increase public awareness of the challenges facing the world’s children. Since its inception, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has raised over $ 1 billion of both cash and in-kind support for UNICEF’s work. UNICEF reaches the least visible and most vulnerable children in need with programs in over 160 countries and territories focusing on health and immunization (including nutrition), basic education, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, child protection and emergency relief.

Website: http://www.unicefusa.org/


Established by concerned American citizens, USA for UNHCR is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is the world’s leading organization aiding and protecting people forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict, and persecution. UNHCR provides shelter, food, water, medical care, and other lifesaving assistance to refugees around the world.
The dream of most refugees is to return home. When possible, UNHCR helps refugees return to their homeland. When refugees can’t go back home, UNHCR helps them rebuild their lives in another country. Since its formation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950, UNHCR has helped an estimated 50 million refugees restart their lives and has twice received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Website: https://www.unrefugees.org/


Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. The company has multiple approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) — a rare, life-threatening genetic disease — and has several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF. Beyond CF, Vertex has a robust clinical pipeline of investigational small molecule, mRNA, cell and genetic therapies (including gene editing) in other serious diseases where it has deep insight into causal human biology, including sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, APOL1-mediated kidney disease, acute and neuropathic pain, type 1 diabetes and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex’s global headquarters is now located in Boston’s Innovation District and its international headquarters is in London. Additionally, the company has research and development sites and commercial offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry’s top places to work, including 13 consecutive years on Science magazine’s Top Employers list and one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Website: www.vrtx.com

World Vision

World Vision is building a better world for children by effectively tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.

Founded in 1950, World Vision has worked with communities for more than 60 years to give children the tools they needed to grow and thrive.  Our long-term, holistic community development programs are proven to deliver lasting solutions for children.  World Vision’s global staff of nearly 45,000 serves 100 million people in nearly 100 countries, including the United States. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.  We are driven by thebelief that every child deserves to live life to its fullest potential, and the knowledge that healthy, educated children have a better chance of improving their entire communities.

World Vision promotes the health of children and their parents through feeding programs, nutrition training, midwifery and safe delivery interventions, equipping community health workers, enabling communities to access basic care, strengthening health systems, providing and advocating for the provision of essential medicines and supplies and much more.

World Vision has earned the trust of more than one million individual donors, along with hundreds of corporations, institutions, churches and government agencies around the globe.

Website: http://www.worldvision.org/

Our Members July 29, 2015