Access to medicine and health supplies are a key component of essential health care in any community.
In the state of Georgia, 1.8 million people live without insurance (nearly 20 percent of the state population) and an additional 1 million people qualify as underinsured.
Many patients are unable to afford a doctor visit or prescription medication and therefore forego these services until become critically sick. Diabetes and hypertension go unchecked until the person collapses. Then they receive medical attention, in the most expensive setting, hospital emergency rooms.
MAP International has been providing medicine and health supplies for people in need since 1954.
To address the growing gap for people unable to afford medicine and health supplies in Georgia, MAP International is partnering with community health centers and free clinics in a pilot program to improve access to life-changing medicine for people with:
Also, MAP is working with free and charitable clinics to provide over-the-counter medications and antibiotics for the treatment of acute illnesses.
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MAP International, funded by a grant from Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation (GBHCMF), provides critically needed medicines for uninsured and under-insured people in Atlanta who have fallen through the cracks of the healthcare system.
Medications are dispensed through free and charitable clinics throughout metro Atlanta to patients being treated for hypertension, diabetes, asthma and high cholesterol. MAP launched this partnership with the Good Samaritan Health Center clinic in April 2018.
The St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation awarded MAP International a grant in 2017 to expand its Domestic Medicines Program to serve uninsured and underinsured populations in Brantley, Charlton, Camden and Glynn Counties by providing life-saving medicines and health supplies.
With this grant, MAP International has built partnerships with local free-clinics serving the needs of people uninsured or under-insured who would otherwise not have access to medicines to manage chronic illness or disease.
Donating medical supplies to MAP International is easy.
If your company is a manufacturer, wholesaler, or distributor of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, or dental supplies, we would like to talk to you about partnering with MAP International to provide health supplies and medicines to hospitals and clinics serving those in need in poor communities around the world.
To provide medicines or health supplies, please contact Connie Reed, Corporate Relations Officer at 1-800-225-8550 and ask how you can receive the benefits of donating your products.