Int’l Artisan Craft Fair

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:
Julie Forsyth
Director of Operations

Partners for World Health

5th Annual International Artisan Craft Fair
Dec 9th, 9a-3p
40 Walsh Drive, Portland, Me

Partners for World Health, based in Portland, Maine, collects unused medical supplies from New England medical facilities and re-distributes them to organizations in need. PWH also orchestrates medical missions in developing countries that deliver supplies and services and medical professionals in host countries.

In the first six months of 2017, PWH has delivered 4 containers overseas and over 20 pallets of medical supplies to Maine organizations. Bangladesh, Senegal and Uganda hosted medical mission teams that provided surgical and primary care services to over 1,000 people. PWH also has developed a “Purchase Program”, where medical training programs—Universities, Colleges, and Technical Schools— can purchase medical supplies and equipment for educational purposes.

PWH was founded by Elizabeth McLellan in 2007, who realized the dire need in developing countries and began collecting supplies in her home. The organization has now grown to collection sites throughout New England with four warehouses in Maine.