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More Than Flowers and Candy

“…Love each other as I have loved you.” - John 15:12

In a week that is full of hearts and candy, we want you to remember something much more important: God loves you.

The love of God is greater than any other circumstances in your life. It is a perfect love that doesn’t depend on how you act or feel. God will always love you.

It is God’s love that motivates us at MAP to reach out to others. We know that the love we show others is just a small reflection of the love shown us.

So often we hear from people who have felt forgotten, alone, without hope—until they received the gift of healing through medicine. They tell us that this is a true sign of God’s love.

Think about that! The medicine you help provide through MAP is a sign of God's love for the people we serve. We are so very grateful that you are part of this ministry of love to others in need.

During the month of February we are concentrating on the many expectant mothers in the poorest parts of the world whose very lives are endangered by their pregnancy. Did you know that 500,000 women will die this year before or during childbirth? Even more babies will be lost.

Many of these deaths are due to lack of vitamins and nutrients that create life-threatening conditions in both mother and baby. And most could be prevented through prenatal vitamins. Because MAP purchases prenatal vitamins in bulk, we can provide one expectant mother a daily vitamin at a cost of $2.80 for her entire pregnancy!

Send Vitamins To A Mother & Child Today

We’ve set the goal of raising $60,000 this month to provide prenatal vitamins for the pregnant women who are in urgent need right now. It is an ambitious goal, but we know that lives are at stake—lives of both mothers and babies.

A mother’s love for her child is so great that many women living in poverty sacrifice their own health in order to have children. But so many women can be helped by prenatal vitamins. It is such a simple solution to a devastating problem.

For the cost of a Valentine’s card or a box of candy you can save the life of a mother and child.  Can you think of any better way to show love? 

Please, if you can, help save the lives of mothers and babies.


With deepest gratitude,

Steve Stirling
President & CEO

Topics: life-changing medicines prenatal vitamins

Health and Hope for Mother and Baby

Angelina, a pregnant mother of three, lives with her children in a slum near a large garbage dump in Guatemala City.

Her life isn’t easy. Toxic fumes and burning garbage threaten her family’s health and gangs threaten their safety. But in the middle of this horrific setting, Angelina and her family find hope at a clinic filled with medicines provided by MAP International.

Angelina’s youngest daughter, Charon, is just five years old and is already suffering from respiratory issues from
the burning trash at the dump. This family has no other option; this is their home. Living without hope was unbearable, but then they found the Heart of Love clinic. 

Heart of Love clinic, started by nurse Lelah and her husband pastor Saul (pictured right), provides Angelina and her children with medicines for their respiratory issues as well as vitamins free of charge.

“We are very grateful for helping this very poor community,” said nurse Lelah. “These medicines are helping a lot of people and bring so much hope. Even just one bandage comes in the name of Christ.”

Angelina represents the hope MAP International provides through its provision of medicines. Without prenatal vitamins provided by MAP, Angelina’s soon to be born infant would be at risk for blindness, malnutrition and other illness.

Angelina and her three beautiful children now visit the clinic weekly where she has been receiving prenatal vitamins. At the clinic Charon and her siblings are given medicine to help with their coughs and allergies. The team running the clinic said, “We are very grateful for helping this very poor community. These medicines are helping a lot of people and bring so much hope.”

This is the difference you make through your support of MAP International. Help us provide more mothers like Angelina with life-changing prenatal vitamins. Together we will help mothers and their children worldwide.

Send Vitamins To A Mother & Child Today 

Topics: life-changing medicines prenatal vitamins guatemala

“Behind Each Face is a Story”

Can you imagine waiting hours in line for food at a grocery store? How about driving to your local pharmacy and finding out they don’t have the medicine you need for your sick child?

For the people of Venezuela, this has been their reality for years.  

Severe food shortages and hyperinflation have forced millions to flee the country. The Pharmaceutical Federation of Venezuela estimates the country is suffering from an 85 percent shortage of medicine.  

In Venezuela, there are no visits to the urgent care center if you are injured or sick. Any type of sickness or injury can carry devastating consequences.This has prompted a national health crisis. 

Despite this madness, medical missionaries are there serving the neediest. And they are turning to MAP International to provide them with the medicine they need to serve those in need.

Topics: life-changing medicines Venezuela medical missions

World Leprosy Day 2019

This Sunday, January 27, is World Leprosy Day, a day to raise awareness of a disease that many people believe to be eradicated from the planet.

Topics: leprosy Liberia

You Can Trust MAP with Your Giving

The Christmas season, now in full swing, is a time for giving and sharing the abundance of our lives with those we love and those in need.

We understand there are many worthy charities asking for your help this time of year. There are countless ways to give to help those less fortunate. Before you make a gift, we encourage you to do your homework to make sure your generosity does the most good.  

Topics: GuideStar Platinum Forbes stewardship

“Where Healthcare Doesn't Exist” in Rural Uganda

You can throw a rock from almost any street corner in America and hit a drugstore. While that may be a bit of an exaggeration, finding a CVS, Walgreens, or other pharmacy isn’t difficult. In fact, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, 90 percent of Americans live within five miles of a pharmacy.

But could you imagine if you didn’t live within 20 miles of a pharmacy? How about 100 miles? How about if there was no pharmacy at all within three days of your home?

Topics: life-changing medicines uganda medical missionaries

The Merciful End to the 2018 Hurricane Season

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season mercifully ended today.

Hopefully you were not among those severely impacted by the most destructive storms - Michael and Florence.  However, millions were left homeless or without power for weeks. Many may never return home.

Can you imagine losing everything? What if you couldn’t get to a pharmacy for a critically-needed prescription? Or to a store for basic health supplies? The fear and loss many residents experienced before, during, and after these events is unfathomable.

However, because of your support of MAP International, many of them now know someone cares about their well-being, someone they have never met. It is because of you, MAP was able to apply its years of experience in disaster relief and provide a ray of hope amidst such despair.

Topics: hurricane florence hurricane michael hurricane season disaster health kits

Curbing Antibiotic Resistance While Ensuring Access for All

Good stewardship goes beyond just using donor gifts wisely today.

MAP views stewardship as multi-generational. As a critical source for medicines such as antibiotics in the poorest communities on earth, it is imperative that we safeguard the effectiveness of these life-changing medicines for future generations.

This week we are recognizing World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

This observance takes place every November to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, prescribers, and policymakers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

Topics: life-changing medicines antibiotics Pediatric Antibiotics

#MyGivingStory: Never Too Young to Give Back

Growing up in South Georgia, Nicholas Booth was raised to believe it is always “better to give than to receive.” Throughout his life, Nick’s family taught him to appreciate God’s gifts, work hard and to give back to his community. He lived those virtues daily.

Topics: life-changing medicines #GivingTuesday #MyGivingStory

Stories From the Field: Gratitude in Rural Haiti

We are humbled by the stories we receive of health and hope from around the world. Daily we marvel at the power of life-changing medicine to bring healing to some of the poorest regions of the globe.

MAP recently received this letter from a hospital worker located in Soufriere, Haiti in the northern part of the country. Roads in this rural area are often unpaved and clogged with cars and motorbikes. They are considered dangerous to travel by and many opt to walk where they need to go.

This was the case with a young mother who, out of desperation, carried her sick 18-month old son to New Hope Hospital. This letter we received shares her story and the miracle of medicine to help the poorest of the poor:  

Topics: Haiti life-changing medicines

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