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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, International, International Relief, Religion, Zika Virus

Mission: More than 10 million children die each year because of diseases such as diarrhea, measles, malaria and pneumonia. Nearly 4 million infants die each year before they are even a month old. And in Africa, disease kills at least one child every 30 seconds. Many of these diseases are easily prevented or treated with basic medication. But far too often, such medication is simply not available.For more than half a century, MAP International has promoted the Total Health of the world''s poor by working to provide essential medicines, prevent and eradicate disease, and promote community health development.

Programs: Provide essential medicines-distributing donated and purchased medicines and supplies to health workers, village pharmacies, dispensaries, clinics, hospitals and relief centers serving people living in poor communities in over 100 countries. For additional information on map's activities please see schedule 0

promote community health development-equipping families, health workers, church leaders, and others to build comprehensive health initiatives in their own communities by partnering in education, training, information and awareness-raising.

prevent and mitigate disease, disaster and other health threats - providing medicines for vaccination programs. Targeting specific diseases such as hiv/aids, buruli ulcer and guinea worm. For further information on the map international medical fellowship and travel pack programs, please visit our website at www. Map. Org

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was abandoned at the age of five years at the door step of an orphanage in Ilsan South Korea. I had polio when I was one years old and had to crawl on my hands and feet because I couldn't walk. My sponsor sent $10 per month so I would be able to be fitted for leg braces and crutches. It was an amazing experience to be able to walk for the first time in my life using crutches and braces. More importantly, I was able to go to school because I could walk to school. Life wasn't easy being disabled and growing up in Korea in the 1960's. I was very blessed to be adopted by an American family in Anchorage, Alaska. I was fortunate enough to graduate from Cornell University and Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Years later, I was able to meet my sponsor who faithfully supported me in the orphanage while waiting to be adopted. My sponsor lived in Walla Walla, Washington and lived in a double wide trailer. My sponsor told me she used to clean people's home each week so she could save enough money to send $10/month for my care. My sponsor gave sacrifcially so I could have a chance in life. Because of the sacrificial giving and love from my sponsor and adopted parents I'm now work for a nonprofit called MAP international. MAP provides life saving medicines to 10M people around the world who aren't able to afford these medicines for their children or themselves. Because of the act of kindness and love from my sponsor and adopted parents who gave sacrifically, I've dedicated my life to those in need around the world so that they too may be able to realize their God given potential.

Review from #MyGivingStory

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Over 40 years ago, MAP International helped me do an internship at a mission hospital in Asia. That experience paved the way for my life's work. I recently retired as a medical missionary after 38 years in Asia. During that time, MAP International provided us with affordable medicines and supplies. They continue to provide humanitarian help all over the world. They were there during the Ebola outbreak in Africa; earthquakes and tsunamis; and refugee crises. Thank you MAP International.