MAP International

Founded in 1954 as Medical Assistance Programs, MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities. Recognized for our 99% efficiency rating, we respond to the needs of those we serve by providing medicines, preventing disease, and promoting health to create real hope and lasting change. MAP currently operates from 2 US-based offices and 9 country offices. Country offices are located in Asia, Central America, South America, West Africa, and East Africa. Vision Statement MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living i...

MAP International
4700 Glynco Parkway
Brunswick, GA 31525
United States
18002258550
http://www.map.org/

Management Team

Steve Stirling, Mark Mosley, Dan Reed

Board of Directors

Immanuel Thangaraj, Phillip Mazzilli Jr., Steve Stirling, Phillip Street, Dale Hanson Burke, Jacqueline Cameron, Courtney Piron, Deborah McFarland, Cynthia Blandford Nash, Cheryl Vaught, Mary Jane Lindholm

Project Leaders

Katie Pace
Katie Pace

Mission

Founded in 1954 as Medical Assistance Programs, MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities. Recognized for our 99% efficiency rating, we respond to the needs of those we serve by providing medicines, preventing disease, and promoting health to create real hope and lasting change. MAP currently operates from 2 US-based offices and 9 country offices. Country offices are located in Asia, Central America, South America, West Africa, and East Africa. Vision Statement MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities. Recognized for our 99% efficiency rating, we respond to the needs of those we serve by providing medicines, preventing disease, and promoting health to create real hope and lasting change. We are Christians who actively seek God's leading as we serve others following the example and teachings of Jesus. We are called to promote Total Health as we respond to needs, build partnerships, do justice and love mercy, work for reconciliation and peace, act with integrity and accountability, pursue excellence, and seek to learn. While we celebrate the variety of gifts, perspectives and backgrounds within the MAP International Partnership, we agree that the following statements reflect the core, most basic values that are central to our corporate identity: We believe in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We affirm that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the salvation from our sins and the giver of eternal life. We strive to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible, for in His life we see the example for our own. We desire Christ to be the central focus of our individual and corporate lives. We acknowledge and celebrate the unity of the worldwide body of Christ in all of its diverse manifestations. Through prayer, study of God's word, and mutual reflection, we continually seek God's direction in all of our planning, decisions and actions. Our spiritual reflection, worship and discipline gives us direction, motivates our creativity in servanthood, inspires our pursuit of knowledge and refreshes our spirits. We strive for Christ-like servanthood as we reflect through our actions Jesus' special concern for the suffering, the afflicted, the oppressed, and those poor of spirit, body and mind. We are committed to reach out in solidarity to those who are in need as we seek to continue Christ's ministry of compassion, justice and healing. We are convicted by the words of Jesus, as found in the Gospels, that whatever we do for those most in need, we also do for Him. Flowing from our corporate identity, the following are the key Commitments that we strive to honor in carrying out our Mission and Vision. Among the many human needs, we are called to focus on a ministry of Total Health. We define Total Health as the capacity of individuals, families and communities to work together to transform the conditions that promote, in a sustainable way, their physical, emotional, social, economical, environmental and spiritual well being. We commit ourselves to listen to the voices and concerns of others who express needs and we strive to respond in timely and appropriate ways. We commit to encourage and honor local initiative, promoting the use of local resources and protecting the dignity of the poor. We will use our resources to meet these expressed needs in a sustainable manner, encouraging innovation, creativity and flexibility, and valuing the local knowledge of those with whom we serve. We emphasize actions that address long-term health development needs, while recognizing a responsibility to meet the immediate health needs of individuals, families and communities who face health risks and life-threatening situations. We proclaim the value of collaboration, of working together to achieve common goals. We commit to promoting unity, equality, voice, participation, cooperation, resource-sharing, interdependence, growth and integration among all people and groups. We recognize as our primary partner those with whom we seek to serve. We are partners as well with our own staff, donors and supporters, churches, agencies and governments who share a common commitment to promoting health and healing among individuals, families and communities. We place great value on our staffs and their families, and we seek to create opportunities for personal and professional growth within the organization. We affirm that all people are created equal in the image of God, and should therefore share fairly in both stewarding and enjoying the gifts God has provided us in the Creation. We strive to do justice and love mercy, and we seek to comfort, lift up and defend those who are down trodden in order to build a healthier world for all. We strive to be peacemakers, actively exercising the ministry of reconciliation we have been given as Christians, encouraging genuine repentance and forgiveness and working to support processes that enable the peaceful resolution of conflict. We will work for genuine reconciliation between genders, races, people groups and with the whole creation in the situations of strife, pain, brokenness and violence in which we find ourselves. We will work to create opportunities for genuine forgiveness and grace, even as we promote and defend justice, expecting the day when we will be reconciled together with all things to God in Christ. In all that we do, we seek to act with integrity, openness, honesty and accountability. We recognize that the financial and material resources with which we work are not our own, but have been entrusted to us for use in alleviating the suffering of others. We value people as reflections of God's image, and we strive for integrity and accountability in our relationships with donors, staff and partners. We commit to managing these resources with God's direction to the maximum benefit of those we serve. To ensure excellence in our programs and activities, we strive to attract talented, honest and committed people, to develop our staff, and to seek partnership with other leaders in Total Health. Through research, planning and participatory decision-making, we will design and implement effective programs with meaningful impact. We will set measurable goals and objectives to accomplish our plans. We recognize our responsibility to strive for a better understanding of the social, economic, political and spiritual elements of our ministry. To gain this understanding, we will be students of the cultures, environments and contexts within which we work, investigating and learning from developments and trends, and engaging in disciplined research and study. We will promote a learning environment where critical thinking and dialogue are encouraged and celebrated.

Programs

Since 1954, MAP has shipped over 4 billion dollars worth of medicines around the world, impacting over 2 billion people. Since 1971, the MAP Fellows program has sent 1,951 medical students to 71 countries as an opportunity to complete requirements for medical school. MAP played a key role in eradicating Guinea Worm Disease from Cote d'Ivoire along with the Carter Center and UNICEF Cote d'Ivoire. Around 1,000 health promoters are trained each year in all eight countries where MAP has a country office. Through the CUBE program in Bolivia, 855 victims of sexual abuse have received support and free social, medical, therapeutic, and juridical services, and 141 offenders have been convicted for their crimes. There are currently 63 Total Health Villages in operation in 9 countries, impacting a population of over 85,000 people. Water and Sanitation | Projects in water and sanitation include Community Led Total Sanitation initiatives, health promoter training, provision of water filters through a sweat equity program, repair and new construction of latrines, wells, pumps, and bathing areas, and water system repair and construction. In 2010 and 2011, MAP distributed 1,149 water filters in 8 countries allowing over 10,000 people to have access to clean water every day. Neglected Tropical Diseases | MAP is committed to fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases in as a part of all our country programs. Diseases include Lymphatic Filariasis (Kenya), Chagas (Bolivia), Buruli Ulcer (Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Liberia), Rabies (Bolivia), Trachoma (Kenya), Leprosy (Ghana), and Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Uganda, Indonesia, Ecuador, Bolivia). MAP has experienced recent success in eradicating Guinea Worm disease from Cote d'Ivoire with the help of The Carter Center and UNICEF Cote d'Ivoire. International Health Programs | Each year, MAP provides more than $250 million in vital medical supplies to hundreds of partners operating in underserved regions around the world. Leading companies like Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Pfizer donate high quality, FDA approved supplies for use in our medicines program. An estimated 35 million people benefit each year from the medicines we deliver. In addition, we work with hundreds of short term medical mission teams and partner agencies to distribute medicines to over 100 countries each year. Organizations such as CARE, World Vision, Partners in Health, International Medical Corps, and Christian Aid Ministries trust MAP to provide medical aid to programs where it is needed most. Maternal and Child Health | MAP International takes a holistic view of Maternal and Child Health. Our programs focus on reproductive health, perinatal care, education, training of health professionals and health promoters, training to prevent child sexual abuse and create safe spaces for children, and support and rehabilitation for victims of sexual abuse. Specific projects currently operate in Kenya, Bolivia, and Ecuador, but maternal and child health is also a strong component of MAP's Total Health Village program which operates in 9 countries worldwide. Total Health Village | MAP's Total Health Village program facilitates empowerment so that communities are able to solve their own problems. It is a comprehensive development program built on participatory techniques, community ownership and involvement, and Total Health. Total Health Villages encompass a wide range of projects, including water and sanitation, livelihood security, health promoter training, disease-specific interventions, disaster mitigation, economic security, conflict resolution, and many more. Currently there are 63 Total Health Villages in various stages of operation in 9 countries. These villages impact over 85,000 people. Transformational Missions | The vision for Transformational Missions is to see a paradigm shift within the short-term missions movement towards better integration with long-term community health development programs. Transformational Missions connects short-term teams and individuals with MAP's long-term health development programs in our 8 country offices. Five types of trips are offered through the program: Short-term Mission Projects, Partnership Opportunities, Curriculum-based Field Study, MAP Fellowship, and Disaster Relief Response. Disaster Relief | In times of disaster, MAP International provides immediate humanitarian medical aid and relief aid including essential medicines and health care supplies to people left homeless and without access to basic services. From the earliest days of a response, we also begin to focus on helping communities restore and rebuild health systems and lay the groundwork for long-term health development activities.

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