Our Work

Since 1989 Global Links has supported health improvement projects in 100+ countries.

Who We Are 

Global 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. We share our 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 our mission. We work toward a day when no one will die for lack of what others throw away.

How We Work


  • with public health authorities to strengthen health systems for measurable impact in the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere
  • with healthcare facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to provide a socially and environmentally responsible alternative to sending still-useful surplus materials to landfills


  • with officials, administrators and community leaders to ensure our programs support the work of skilled healthcare professionals and help improve the quality of care for their patients
  • with healthcare professionals in Western Pennsylvania and beyond to develop sustainable practices for surplus recovery


  • a vibrant community of  more than 2,000 volunteers to sort and pack materials at our headquarters in Pittsburgh
  • a compassionate network of healthcare professionals who work to share surplus with colleagues in resource-poor communities
  • fellow nonprofit organizations in the US that benefit from our materials and experience