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 organization... Read more
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. 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, strengthing the health care delivery system, and engaging in eco-friendly practices. We have delivered medical supplies to over 50 countries, including Haiti, Guatemala, Ghana, and Yemen.
Advocates for World Health, headquartered in Largo, Florida, recovers medical supplies and equipment from Florida healthcare providers and redistributes them abroad through our Florida warehouse facilities, the Port of Tampa Bay, and the Port of Miami.
by Jennifer W. from Pembroke Pines, FL
(November 11, 2013)
If you're interested in the medical field, AWH health is a great place to start! What I have done is sort medical supplies in their warehouse, and I have learned about the different sorts of medical equipment from this. It is a bit stuffy in there, but they do provide a fan and plenty of water! The shifts they have are reasonable. You can work 2-hour shifts in the morning and in the afternoon. AWH is flexible with their volunteers and they love it when we help out!
This organization offers great opportunities for volunteers to make a difference at a global scale. Ranging from medical aid trips to local operations, volunteers will get a chance to spend their time sorting medical supplies and equipment that will be later donated to underserved communities around the world. This organization is one of a kind in the State of Florida, and must be supported by our community efforts. The enormous amount of surplus medical supplies that is generated each year in Tampa alone, can be put to use in places where access to such supplies is eminently inhibited. Thus, the work of AWH volunteers is not only invaluable and rewarding, but also highly needed. Join us! You will not regret it.
by Ryan K. from Spring Hill, FL
(Administrator for this Organization)(November 19, 2012)
Advocates for World Health is a new and dynamic organization lead by college students in recovering surplus medical equipment and supplies, and then redistributing them to the world's foremost not for profits. Very organized, energetic staff, A+++
Advocates for World Health is not just a wonderful way to help make a better change for the world, but it's also a great way to enjoy yourself as well. I thoroughly appreciated helping out with their efforts as much as they were with me helping out. Great initiative and great environment, I thoroughly recommend volunteering here.