Charity of the week
Global Links (globallinks.org) is an international medical relief and development organization dedicated to improving health worldwide and reducing medical waste in the U.S. Since 1989, Global Links has worked in partnership with U.S. medical institutions to direct still-useful medical and surgical materials—including nebulizers, wheelchairs, walkers, and scrubs—away from landfills and into resource-poor countries. In the U.S., Global Links works to improve maternal and infant health in poorer communities, delivering hygiene products and newborn clothing, formula, and blankets to women’s shelters and nurseries. Recent projects include delivering medical supplies to Cuba following Hurricane Irma, and increasing access to health care in Bolivia and Honduras.
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