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Access to Medicine

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Nearly 2 billion people in the world cannot get the medicines they need to stay healthy.  As the leading global nonprofit of donated medicine and medical supplies, we listen to the communities we serve and respond compassionately and nimbly to their needs. We provide assistance without prejudice, on the basis of expressed need. 

Increase Access to Critical Medicine and Medical Supplies

To improve health outcomes for patients and communities,  Americares increases access and quality of medicine and supplies for partner hospitals, clinics and medical teams around the world.  

  • By supporting over 4,000 health centers worldwide with transformative health projects and donations of medicine, Americares improves the health of millions of people in need every year.
  • Americares U.S. Program is the leading nonprofit provider of medical aid to the U.S. health care safety net. We support a network of 1,000 clinics and health centers serving more than 7 million patients in need.  Americares is licensed or authorized to distribute prescription medications in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Our U.S. Program helps partner clinics increase capacity, provide comprehensive care, improve health outcomes and reduce costs for patients. 
  • Each year, Americares Medical Outreach program supports volunteer medical teams making more than 1,000 trips to approximately 80 countries with medicine, supplies and educational resources. These medical teams provide primary care, perform surgeries, respond to emergencies and strengthen local health care capacity in communities where even basic medical care is often non-existent or inaccessible.