Kathleen Hower – Global LinksGlobal Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to supporting health improvement initiatives in resource-poor communities and promoting environmental stewardship in the US healthcare system. Since 1989 Global Links has been working to redirect still-useful materials away from US landfills to support public health programs in targeted communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. They share their experience and technical knowledge with international and domestic partners and educate our volunteers, donors and the community on issues of global health and environmental stewardship. Respect for all people and our planet guides their mission. They believe health for all is a global good.
How They WorkPartner:
- with public health authorities to strengthen health systems for measurable impact in the poorest communities in the Western Hemisphere.
- with healthcare facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to provide a socially and environmentally responsible alternative to sending usable surplus materials to landfills.
- with national and municipal officials, health administrators and community leaders in their partner countries to develop projects that support public health goals.
- with local safety-net organizations to support their work improving health for uninsured and underinsured individuals in the Global Links community.
- with healthcare systems in the US to develop sustainable practices for surplus recovery.
- a vibrant community of more than 2,000 volunteers who assess, prepare and pack materials at Global Links' headquarters in Pittsburgh.
- a compassionate network of healthcare professionals who share surplus with colleagues in resource-poor communities.