To improve health care and reduce environmental impact by collecting surplus medical equipment and supplies and distributing them to communities in need globally and locally.
A world where all people have access to vital medical equipment and supplies to live healthy lives on a healthy planet.
PWH Pillars of action
Partners for World Health believes challenges are opportunities for action. Through five core program pillars, PWH addresses inequities in global and local health care and mitigates the environmental impact of discarded and unused medical equipment and supplies.
Global Health Care Pillar
Through its Container Shipment Program, PWH sends 40-foot containers of repurposed medical equipment and supplies valued at over $250,000 each to under-resourced hospitals and clinics. In 2022, more than 20 containers were shipped to 9 countries in need throughout the world.
Local Health Care Pillar
PWH’s Medical Supply Purchase Program makes hundreds of low and no-cost medical equipment and supplies available to individuals and more than 150 community organizations providing services to people in need throughout Maine and New England.
Healthy Planet. Healthy Lives.
Through its Medical Equipment and Supply Collection Program, PWH works with over 125 healthcare facilities throughout New England to reduce environmental impact by collecting excess medical equipment and supplies that would otherwise make their way to landfills. In 2022 PWH collected more than 600,000 pounds of medical equipment and supplies.
Action Meets Compassion.
PWH’s International Volunteer Program supports healthcare systems in developing countries by sending teams of medical professionals from the US to
provide education, training, and direct service to those in need.
World Back Home.
Through its Global Health Education Forums, presentations to policy leaders and service organizations, and local outreach and education materials, PWH provides valuable insight into health challenges in developing countries and information on how it is working to improve health care inequities around the world.
Strategic Priority #1: Expand PWH’s Container Shipment Program by increasing the number of shipments to existing partners and developing new global partnerships.
Strategic Priority #2: Increase PWH’s inventory of medical equipment and supplies by enhancing relationships with existing Medical Equipment and Supply Partners and developing new partnerships to ensure a reliable pipeline of needed medical equipment and supplies.
Strategic Priority #3: Expand PWH’s presence and impact throughout New England, with an intensive focus on strategic outreach in Boston.
Strategic Priority #4: Meet growing organizational needs by increasing staff and volunteers as well as enhancing the diversity and effectiveness of the board of directors.
Strategic Priority #5: Increase and diversify revenue streams and funding partnerships to sustain growth and secure long-term financial security.