Breathe Hope: Breath is Life

Throughout the world, asthma is on the rise, especially among children and seniors.


Poor air quality, poverty, and limited medical resources exacerbate the condition. In the US, many patients cannot access nebulizers for home use.  In other countries, nebulizers are often in short supply and many healthcare facilities are not equipped to treat the growing number of patients in distress.

Global Links’ Breathe Hope Program recovers nebulizers from people across the US and shares them with our partners in resource-poor communities at home and abroad. Domestically, we work with Community Partners such as safety-net clinics to provide home-use nebulizers for underinsured patients with limited means.

Our International Medical Aid projects supply nebulizers to clinics where patients once had to wait to use the sole nebulizer. Because of Breathe Hope, staff can now treat several patients at once.

"What a joy it was to be able to provide {the patient} with a free nebulizer that same day. We did not have to scramble to try and change any medications and she did not have to worry about her breathing worsening without her machine."

Case Manager, Lackey Clinic

How you can help:

Your no longer needed nebulizer could be the breath of life for someone else. Global Links accepts clean, functioning, non battery-operated nebulizers along with unopened tubing and masks by mail or drop off at our headquarters. Click here to donate a nebulizer.

Learn more about how you can support Breathe Hope with a community nebulizer collection, social media campaign, or financial donation by emailing info@globallinks.org or call 412.361.3424.