MAP International

Medicine for the World

aka MAP   |   Brunswick, GA   |  www.map.org

Mission

MAP International provides medicines and health supplies to people in need around the world so they might experience life to the fullest.

Notes from the nonprofit

MAP International is one of America's best charities and is recognized for its excellent stewardship and accountability. We respond to the needs of those we serve by providing medicines to save lives, restore hope and create lasting change. How You Can Make A Difference: Your gift to MAP immediately addresses vital needs of children and families - needs that might otherwise go unmet. Lives can be saved today with simple, yet effective medical interventions. Learn more at www.map.org.

Ruling year info

1976

President and CEO

Mr. Steve Stirling

Main address

4700 Glynco Pkwy

Brunswick, GA 31525 USA

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EIN

36-2586390

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Globally, more than two billion people lack access to medicines and health supplies. In Africa alone, one in five children die before their fifth birthday from a treatable disease, one easily cured if basic medicine was available. Statistics: • Nearly 1.6 million children will die this year for the lack of simple antibiotics that are used to treat acute respiratory infections. • More than 525,000 children under the age of five will die from diarrhea, easily treated with Oral Rehydration Therapy. Millions of people living in countries decimated by war, poverty, or natural disaster do not have access to even the most basic medical supplies such as antibiotics, pain relievers, sterile bandages, sutures, or surgical gloves for remote hospitals. This is why MAP International exists: to provide life-changing medicines to people in need around the world. MAP serves all people, regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality, or ethnic background.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Provision of Medicines and Health Supplies

MAP International is a global health organization providing medicines and health supplies to millions of people for over 65 years. Impacting approximately 13 million people each year in nearly 100 countries, MAP International has been on a mission to bring life-changing medicines and hope to a world desperately in need of both. In times of disaster and disease, MAP works tirelessly to alleviate suffering and bring health to some of the world’s poorest, most vulnerable people – regardless of race, nationality, or ethnic background.

Consistently ranked as one of the top charities in America, MAP International is dedicated to financial transparency, sound stewardship and fiscal practices and, above all, accountability. In 2019, MAP was honored to receive a Platinum Seal of Transparency. This is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. Forbes magazine ranked MAP as one of “America’s Best Charities for 2019” and awarded MAP a perfect ‘100’ score for Fundraising Efficiency and Charitable Commitment. MAP also appeared on Goodnet’s list of “8 Charities that Give Over 90% of the Funds They Raise” and Charity Watch’s list of Top Charities.

Population(s) Served

In times of disaster, MAP provides critical medical relief and aid to people affected by a crisis. MAP distributes vital medicines and health supplies globally through trusted partners immediately following a disaster to help those with critical health needs. MAP also provides Disaster Health Kits which contain essential hygiene items to help prevent the spread of disease and illness. They include donated and purchased healthcare products.

Population(s) Served

MAP International is responding to urgent requests from relief partners, hospitals, and government agencies all across the United States and other countries abroad for critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves, coveralls, and personal cleansing wipes.

To date, MAP has delivered over 3,000,000 masks, 600,000 pairs of gloves and more than 10,000 protective suits to relief partners. In addition, we have been providing medicines and supplies to treat COVID-19 patients and protect health professionals in eight countries including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nigeria.

MAP has been responding to this global health crisis since the initial outbreak. As the pandemic has worsened, our response has expanded to include the United States. Our domestic shipments have gone to support hospitals, clinics, hospices, nursing homes, in-home healthcare workers, HIV patients, special-needs patients, homeless populations, students and first responders across the country.

We expect to be delivering more in the months ahead. Because our resources are stretched thin from providing aid in the very early stages of the coronavirus crisis, MAP needs to raise more to ship medicines and health supplies to hospitals in the United States and our field partners around the world.

Two billion people in some of the world’s poorest countries lack access to even the most basic medicines, as well as personal hygiene products such as soap that can help slow the spread of the virus. In places where healthcare is already non-existent, not having access to things like soap can be deadly in a pandemic.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2015

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 1979

Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) - Member 1996

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of disasters or humanitarian crises MAP has responded to

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Disaster Relief

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of major global disasters or humanitarian crises that MAP responded to worldwide. MAP provided medicines, health supplies, and our signature Disaster Health Kits to people affected by disaster

Volume of medicines and health supplies distributed around the world

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Provision of Medicines and Health Supplies

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MAP measures volume of medicines and health supplies provided in cubic feet. 50 cubic feet equals 1 pallet.

Number of Neglected Tropical Disease treatments provided worldwide

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Relief

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

MAP International provides medicines and health supplies to help people living in conditions of poverty overcome illness and disease. Through its work with partner organizations around the world, MAP currently reaches 13.6 million people each year globally.*

With more than 2 billion people lacking access to essential medicines and health supplies, MAP International seeks to double its reach by 2025 reaching more than 26 million people in need, closing the gap on behalf of people who lack access to medicines and health supplies.

*2018 MAP International Audited Financial Statements

1) Become the best of class in the supply chain management of medicines and supplies by working collaboratively with implementing partners to provide safe, life-saving medicines to those in need around the world.

2) Strengthen ties with pharmaceutical supply partners and existing implementing partners. Develop relationships with new domestic and international distribution partners in order to reach more beneficiaries worldwide.

3) Expand services within the United States to address the growing gap between people unable to afford medicine and health supplies in the state of Georgia. MAP will partner with community health centers and free clinics in a pilot domestic medicine program to improve access to life-changing medicine for people with asthma, hypertension, Type I & II diabetes and high cholesterol.

4) Expand its service offer to assist people in times of disaster. MAP International has provided critical medical relief and aid to families affected by the disaster for more than 64 years.

To improve its response time, MAP is strategically pre-positioning its signature Disaster Health Kits (DHK) with key partners for immediate placement during natural disasters. MAP is also staging International Emergency Health Kits (IEHK) within its Global Medicines Distribution Center located in Brunswick, Georgia to allow for rapid deployment with large-scale disaster events.

MAP will further strengthen strategic alliances with implementing partners who focus solely on responding to disasters worldwide.

MAP's capabilities for meeting its goals are:

1) MAP International's Global Medicines Distribution Center features 40,000 square feet of storage space for pharmaceutical products and health supplies. Standing more than 30 feet tall, the distribution center houses 3,400 pallets of medicines and medical supplies ready to be shipped globally. Additionally, the distribution center houses expertly monitored 900 cubic feet of cold storage facilities as a component of MAP International's cold chain capacities for vaccines and other medical provisions.

2) For disaster relief, MAP works with over 40 domestic and international partners to ensure medicines and health supplies to support the needs of people in need. Our team often deploys early to disaster situations on the ground or works remotely through trusted partners in affected areas to help communities save lives and restore health.

3) Since 1954, MAP International has secured critically needed medicines and health supplies for people in need. We work with global pharmaceutical companies to ensure medicines are readily available when needed. Other corporations provide additional resources to ensure MAP can continue to serve over 13.6 million people worldwide in 104 countries.*

*2018 MAP International Audited Financial Statements

1) MAP International successfully deployed its signature Disaster Health Kits to serve families living in shelters following the evacuation of their communities as well as people displaced by disasters. The successful development of MAP's Disaster Health Kits will enable MAP to reach thousands of people in need following devastating events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, or civil war.

In 2018, MAP distributed 30,254 DHKs to support people in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and South Carolina following major disasters. Critical disaster relief was also provided for people fleeing violence in Syria, those affected by volcanoes in Guatemala, civil unrest in Nicaragua, and victims of flooding in Bolivia and Kenya.

2) MAP launched its Domestic Medicines Program in April 2018 to provide vital medicines to under-insured and uninsured residents of the US. To date, MAP has provided crucial medicines to people in need through this program in Georgia. Plans are to expand to more states in 2019.

3) MAP initiated its Pediatric Antibiotics program to reach more children in need globally with life-saving antibiotics. The growth of this program will continue in 2019.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MAP International

Board of directors
as of 5/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Jim Barfoot

Troutlodge Inc.

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Jonathan Glenn

MedAssets Inc.

Term: 2017 -

Steve Stirling

MAP International

Mark Bell

Diversified Trust

Cynthia Blandford

The Republic of Liberia

Alan Craig

Centers for Disease Control

Marc Hungerford

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Pete Limeri

PRGX Global

Mary Lindholm

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Rich Reynolds

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John Reid

Fairfield Theatre Company

Bob Rowan

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James Sirleaf

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Phillip Street

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes