Saving Lives with Medicine
Two billion people live without access to medicines they desperately need. MAP International is a Christian organization providing medicines and health supplies to those in need around the world so they might experience life to the fullest. MAP serves all people regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality or ethnic background.
For every dollar you contribute, you help MAP International provide more than $118 in donated medicines and health supplies to people in need. We can make this statement because MAP receives generous donations of medicines and health supplies and has relatively low expenses. In fact, last year alone (other than one-time COVID related purchase product programs) we provided nearly $622 million in medicines and health supplies with just over $9.6 million in total cash expenses, including $5.2 million in program expenses.
Saving Lives with Medicine
Saving Lives with Medicine is a partnership between Rotary International District 6920 Clubs, MAP International, and partnering clinics to provide free lifesaving medications to indigent populations in District 6920.
A Quarterly Newsletter is produced by MAP International on the activities of this partnership Rotary/ MAP Program. The available editions of this newsletter and Rotary press releases are available on the District 6920 website.
In April, MAP partnered with some of our local DMP-supported clinics to provide electric toothbrushes. Although to some, the provision of an electric toothbrush might seem like a luxury item, the benefits extend far beyond oral hygiene and reach the root of why our Domestic Medicines Program exists.
By educating on and then encouraging the practice of good oral hygiene, beneficiaries of our program can do their part to help prevent and address an underlying cause of many chronic diseases, such as heart and lung disease and diabetes. These are diseases our program aims to address. Utilizing an electric toothbrush helps develop proper brushing habits and is more effective than a manual toothbrush. They can erase years of plaque and build-up that can be a factor in the chronic diseases mentioned as well as tooth decay and gum disease.
Due to the prohibitive cost, our program participants would not have access to this tool otherwise. This is an example of MAP creating equitable access to healthcare through something we all use every day, a simple toothbrush.
Current Listing of Sponsored Clinics and Clubs
|Druid Park Community Health Center (Augusta)||Augusta|
|Diversity Health Center (Hinesville)||Hinesville|
|Mercy Ministries (Lyons)||Vidalia|
|Coastal Community Health Services (Brunswick)||St. Simons|
|Partnership Health Center (Valdosta)||Valdosta|
|Joy Health Center (Dublin)||Dublin|
|JC Lewis Primary Health Center (Savannah)||Savannah|
April – June Impact and Updates
10,738 Patient Treatments Provided
$6,295 in SLWM funding provided $38,314 worth of medicines
- For every $1 in support, we provided $6 worth of medications
2 new clinics officially onboarded to the program
- JC Lewis Primary Healthcare Center
- JOY Medical Clinic
Medications included treatment for all targeted chronic disease categories, as well as preventative tools such as:
- Blood Pressure Monitors
- 1,431 Electric Toothbrushes