What we do
Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit organization that is committed to improving the health care delivery system in the developing world and promoting environmental stewardship. AWH achieves this through brokering medical product to organizations that provide health care services to underserved populations in the developing world through our student-led initiative. By redirecting usable medical supplies and equipment from the waste stream to foreign health care providers, AWH is lowering overhead cost, improving access to health care, strengthening the health care delivery system, and engaging in eco-friendly practices. Nations that have received medical donations from AWH include Guatemala, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.
A student-led initiative
AWH is a student-led initiative where college students actively participate in collecting medical product and volunteer on health brigades. We believe that through active participation our students will become advocates for change because they will experience firsthand the growing need to improve the health care infrastructure in the developing world.
Why improve health care access?
Global disparities in health care access have far-reaching consequences. A study conducted by Doctors Without Borders indicates that millions of people each year die from infectious diseases that are preventable in the developing world. Likewise, a study put on by the World Health Organization estimates that 1.7 billion people have inadequate access to essential medicines. These conditions which perpetuate poverty and illness have reached crisis levels in much of the developing world. These conditions are correctable.