Global Links Breathe Hope Program
Global Links prevents surplus medical materials from going into landfills and re-purposes them as life-saving resources for clinics in under-served areas of the world where medical supplies are necessary to provide even basic care to patients.
All across Central and South America, nebulizers are in short supply, but asthma is on the rise. Deteriorating environmental conditions are the cause for increasing rates of respiratory disease, especially among children. The dust from unpaved roads, smoke from cooking fires, and burning garbage all exacerbate the condition.
In the United States, most nebulizers – breathing machines – cannot be returned for reuse. But Global Links collects used nebulizers for donation to our partner hospitals and clinics. Volunteers clean and prepare them for shipment, and pack the supplies necessary for their use.