Int’l Artisan Craft Fair

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 9am

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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.

Partners for World Health

Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 9am

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Elizabeth McLellan
Linda Isaacson

Partners for World Health

Partners for World Health (PWH) is a non-profit 501(c)3 based in South Portland, Maine that is committed to reducing medical waste, improving the quality of healthcare in underserved countries, and educating our local community about global healthcare issues.

We collect medical supplies that healthcare facilities in the U.S. are required to discard and ship them to countries in need. In addition, we organize medical missions to Southeast Asia and Africa for doctors, nurses, and students. While there are other non-profit organizations that send medical supplies to or provide medical care in the developing world, PWH is proud to be the only organization in the U.S. that does both. We strive to follow-up each shipment of medical supplies and equipment with a team of medical personnel. Lastly, we are committed to educating our community members about the importance of recycling and the disparities in healthcare around the world.

Wine Pull

Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 9am

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Elizabeth McLellen, RN, MSN, MPH, Founder & President
Partners for World Health | 207-774-5555

Wine Pull Fundraising Event
June 16, 2016  6-8pm
@ Home Remedies, 83 Commercial Street, Portland

Our mission is to collect unused medical supplies from local medical facilities and distribute them to countries in need, effectively limiting the negative impact on our environment; to send local medical personnel on medical missions to developing countries; to educate our local community about global health issues.

Elizabeth McLellan received her degrees from American University, Northeastern University, the University of Southern Maine, and Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health. McLellan has spent her career working as a leader in nursing and health care administration. In recognition of her leadership, compassion, and service, McLellan has received numerous awards including the Hanley Center Leadership and Humanitarian Relief Award in 2010, the Red Cross Real Hero Award in 2011, the Outstanding Non-Profit Award in 2012, and the Northeastern University Social Impact Award in 2014.