Donating medical supplies with Americare
Each year, Americares Medical Outreach program supports volunteer medical teams making more than 1,000 trips to approximately 80 countries with free 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
Medicine for those in need
We recieve medicine and health care resources from Americares which we pass on to NGO clinics we work with in Trujillo and also distribute directly to those attending our community health fairs each month.
How you can help
Program participants coming from the United States can help by applying to receive products from Americares and bringing those items with them to Peru when they participate on our programs.
To get involved with this there is no cost to you. All you need to do is create an account with Americares and complete the online application requesting the appropriate supplies. These will be sent to your home, business address or medical facility free of charge.
There is just the one inventory list, but when a person registers with they will need to enter their medical license information if they want to see Rx products. Otherwise, just the non-Rx products will be available to request from our inventory.
For any questions about the program, please visit their Frequently Asked Questions.
What do we need?
Supplies that we would like you to order from the Americares inventory includes:
Please note that Americares can only send medical supplies free of charge to a US address. Therefore only US residents can participate in this program.
When completing the Americares form please remember only U.S.-licensed health care providers who can prescribe and practice independently will have access to the Rx inventory. If you do not fit into the above category of professionals you can still bring supplies from the OTC inventory.
Please remember your airline limits the weight of your luggage. Therefore please only request small amounts of medical supplies that you are able to bring with you. It is important that you are able to bring all you order and that these valuable supplies are not wasted.