MedShare’s goal is to build healthy communities and strengthen health systems both locally in the U.S. and abroad by donating quality, unused, unexpired surplus medical products. Primary healthcare is the foundation of health systems and is central to:
All too often, primary healthcare is a weak link in health systems. Over 400 million people worldwide lack access to essential health services typically delivered through primary care.
According to the World Health Organization, over 10 million children under the age of five who live in developing nations, die annually due to inadequate medical care.
Potentially life saving surgeries are cancelled due to the lack of basic supplies like sutures, clean needles, gauze and alcohol. Often, people living in medically underserved communities are also sicker and lead shorter lives due to lack of access to basic services including healthcare.
Closing the gap in quality primary care is essential to improving health in the developing world. Active primary care health systems are where people go in their communities to stay healthy and to receive care when they become ill. When quality primary care is available, it meets the critical healthcare needs of patients.
MedShare’s Primary Care Program intends to:
To strengthen global health systems and to increase the capacity to treat patients, MedShare partners with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and in-country health ministers to fulfill our mission. By working with these health partners, we help them reach more patients and perform more routine and life saving medical procedures.
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