How We Work

This slide show illustrates the Global Links process. Click the photo to move through the slides.

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    Global Links partners with public health authorities to strengthen health systems for measurable impact in the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Each year, Program Officers visit our partner countries to meet with health officials and community leaders to ensure that our projects are progressing and meeting public health goals.
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    In the US, Global Links partners with healthcare facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to provide a socially and environmentally responsible alternative to sending still-useful surplus materials to landfills.
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    We collaborate with healthcare professionals in Western Pennsylvania and beyond to develop sustainable practices for surplus recovery. We convene a compassionate network of hospital staff that work to share surplus with colleagues in resource-poor communities.
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    A vibrant community of more than 2,000 volunteers to sort and pack materials at our headquarters in Pittsburgh.
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    Volunteers of all ages and abilities work to sort supplies by size and type, and check expiration dates before packing them into boxes for delivery.
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    Materials are cleaned and, if necessary, given a fresh coat of paint.
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    Volunteers with specialized skills work with equipment to ensure everything is in working order.
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    Each health-improvement project we support requires a unique combination of materials to meet the framework requirements.
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    Delivery of materials is carefully timed based on project progress and partner feedback.
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    The impact of each project is measured with the ultimate goal of helping to save and improve the lives of others. As this new mother and her baby rest comfortably in a bed donated by Global Links we continue our work to Share Surplus and Save Lives.