MAP's Medicines Program

MAP's Medical Mission Program


MAP International provides a highly efficient global medical assistance program that enables healthcare agencies and medical missions to procure much needed medicines and supplies to serve some of the poorest communities worldwide. Thanks to our Medicines Program, we are able to strengthen the impact of humanitarian activities around the world by delivering low-cost purchased medicines as well as promoting the generosity of organizations that donate medical supplies to those who need them the most.


What We Do:

Our medicines provides low-cost purchased and donated medicines & supplies from the World Health Organization (WHO) Essential Drug List (EDL) and other customized formularies to humanitarian aid organizations serving people living in the world’s poorest communities. It accesses high-quality medicines & supplies globally from trusted manufacturers and wholesalers and effectively delivers them to healthcare agencies and medication assistance programs around the world. A combination of quality products, price, service delivery, and consulting services in supply chain management, rational drug use, and monitoring & evaluation makes MAP's Medicines Program an attractive partner.

MAP provides, from a single source, a combination of essential medicines, supplies, logistics and consulting services required to maximize humanitarian impact practically anywhere on earth, including rural and urban settings and U.N.-defined complex humanitarian emergencies.

Who We Are:

MAP International, one of the world's highly-respected and efficient Relief and Development charities. Founded in 1954, MAP International carries out its mission in the broad programmatic areas of disease prevention and eradication, relief and rehabilitation, and community health development. MAP serves an estimated 10 million people each year and, through its history, has provided +$5 billion wholesale value (WSV) of medicines & supplies to 100 countries on 6 continents. MAP is a global leader in the provision of essential medicines and supplies to partners, clinics, hospitals, and medication assistance programs in the developing world, as well as volunteer short-term missionary work with medical teams serving in hundreds of countries. 

Why We Do It:

Half the world's population lacks regular access to quality, essential medicines. In the poorest communities, private non-governmental aid organizations (NGOs) and church-based initiatives provide a critical component of the health system. These agencies manage complex field programs including hospitals, clinics, and community health programs. They often lack the time or expertise to procure the lowest-cost, highest-quality medicines & supplies from global sources. That is where MAP steps in – providing, from a single source, a combination of essential supply chain & logistics services required to maximize humanitarian impact practically anywhere on earth, including rural and urban settings and U.N.-defined complex humanitarian emergencies. For many agencies, providing these essential products and services themselves cost-effectively is often impossible. MAP can partner with them to make it happen.

MAP's Medicines Program works by purchasing supplies at low cost and receiving the generosity of organizations that donate medicines, which are then packed together and shipped to our partners around the globe. 

How We Do It:

To access and deliver, on demand, these high-quality, low-cost, globally-sourced EDL medicines and supplies, as well as targeted strategic donations from these same MAP partners, MAP offers both Supply Services and Consulting Services:

MAP Medicines Program Supply Services

  • MAP Purchasing - for individual clients
  • MAP Pooled Procurement - consolidating/pooled purchases for multiple internal and external clients
  • MAP GIK - acquiring quality GIK (Gift in Kind donations) through MAP relationships