This slide show illustrates the Global Links process. Click the photo to move through the slides.
Global Links staff make yearly assessment visits to our nine program countries, to meet with local health authorities, medical personnel, and Pan American Health Organization officials. This is one way we ensure that donations of medical assistance are appropriate and useful.
This delivery table in Honduras needed to be replaced.
Back in the United States, hospital staff save surplus medical supplies and equipment for Global Links.
Global Links’ truck makes regular stops at hospitals to collect donations.
At the office/sorting facility, Medical Supply Assistants sort all the donated materials and shelve it by specialty.
Next, volunteers sort by size and type, and check expiration dates.
Materials are cleaned and, if necessary, given a fresh coat of paint.
Skilled volunteers make sure everything is in working order.
Volunteers put sorted supplies into boxes and carefully fill out packing slips.
At the warehouse, staff members load a 40-foot shipping container.
Every inch of the container is filled with medical supplies that have been requested by the recipient.
Global Links provided this delivery table in Honduras, which is a big improvement over the old one.
After delivery, mother and baby rest comfortably in a bed donated by Global Links.