Medicine for the World
MAP International is a Christian organization providing life-changing medicines and health supplies to people in need. MAP serves all people, regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality, or ethnic background.
Thank You for Making A Huge Difference in 2017.
Our hearts are full and the MAP International team is deeply humbled by the tremendous support offered in 2017. Because of your compassion ‘for the least of these’, MAP was able to serve more people in 2017 than ever in one year. This means more people received life-changing medicines because of you.
Numbers are an important part of the story of what MAP accomplished in 2017:
Imagine your child is sick but the closest clinic is days away. That is the unfortunate situation for many people in developing countries. So when illness strikes they often turn to nearby traditional healers or unregulated “pharmacies” where medicines are dispensed.
Without the scrutiny of an organization like the FDA, or the infrastructure of regulated pharmacies, many countries have little control over medication sold on the street, over the internet, or even in so-called pharmacies. As a result, the “medicine” is often useless powder or worse, a compound that is watered down or inappropriate to the illness.
According to a recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO), “Falsified medical products may contain no active ingredient, the wrong active ingredient or the wrong amount of the correct active ingredient. They are also found to commonly contain corn starch, potato starch or chalk.”
Read more about the impact you have in delivering high quality, FDA-approved and effective medicines to people in need.
Carlos is a 43-year-old bus driver with a big heart and steadfast faith. He prides himself on helping others and routinely drives people from his small village in rural El Salvador to a local clinic three hours away in Texacuangos. The drive on uneven roads and broken pavement is long but fulfilling.
|Nurses Jenny O'Neill and Betty Moriarity in recovery room with Carlos following a successful surgery.|
For many weeks, Carlos suffered through the discomfort of driving with a hernia. His pain grew progressively worse. Knowing that his options were few, Carlos turned to God...
Read more about how Carlos' prayers were answered.