Our organization's mission is to increase the quality of worldwide healthcare and promote medical sustainability. We do this by taking donated, unused medical supplies from hospitals in the United States and sending them to hospitals in underprivileged countries that need them. Hospitals in countries such as Kenya, Panama, and Nigeria depend on us to supply them with the resources they need to take care of their patients.
In the US, sadly tens of thousands of pounds of clean medical equipment are being incinerated every day. SHARE provides a triple-fold mutual benefit: hospitals abroad benefit greatly from donated supplies, costly destruction of supplies is reduced, and student members of SHARE have a meaningful experience as they learn about worldwide health.
SHARE is an organization that was founded and currently run by medical and undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins Medical School. In the University of Maryland's (UMD) chapter of SHARE we strive to provide hospitals abroad with unused medical equipment and supplies from hospitals in the US. We also aim to support health education by providing informational presentations to hospital waiting rooms abroad. Overall, we work to provide patients with better quality of medical care and better access to health information.