HUB will partner with individuals, organizations, and health care facilities in low-/middle-income countries and serve as a resource for equipment, supplies, training, and education. This includes the distribution of medical supplies/equipment, biomedical training, and health education. HUB will collect donated supplies and equipment, sort them, and ship them to identified partners overseas at no cost to the recipient. Prior to shipping supplies, an onsite assessment process is conducted to ensure that supplies received will meet the specified needs of the recipients.
HUB Worldwide will provide biomedical training in these countries to promote income-generating activities for the local residents. Volunteers will also be sent to these countries to provide healthcare clinics and education.
Objectives of HUB:
Establish a donation network of local healthcare facilities
Distribute the donated supplies to partners in low-/middle income countries
Provide biomedical training and healthcare education with local partners at the distribution sites
Provide opportunities for volunteers to help local and international activities and operations
The mission of HUB Worldwide (HUB) is to support efforts that improve health for low-/middle-income countries (LMIC) through providing medical supplies and equipment, with concurrent biomedical equipment use and maintenance training, via a team of international and local technical experts.
HUB was launched in January 2019 to be a collection center in the Birmingham, Alabama area and provide training for recipients overseas. Birmingham was chosen as the first city in Alabama since there was no structure previously in place to reuse discarded supplies and equipment from healthcare providers.
Many low-/middle-income countries do not have access to adequate medical care, trained staff, or equipment/supplies to serve their populations. HUB seeks to to bridge the gap between facilities in the United States that have excess/unused supplies and equipment and organizations in other countries that desperately need these donations. Additionally, there is a great need to train local staff overseas to manage and maintain equipment as well as teach the latest healthcare techniques.
HUB Worldwide is local and global.
We take our role as environmental stewards seriously.
We are the only nonprofit in the state of Alabama that has this mission/vision.
HUB Worldwide includes its home, Alabama, in its global network. It has built relationships with several health care delivery facilities and health care training centers to supply them with equipment. For example, HUB will donate all near-expiration IV fluids to the local Humane Society and other animal and pet rescue centers. With a focus on training, HUB will donate to RC3, Riverchase Career Connection, a high school specialized in skilled trades, including EMT and nursing, their equipment requests. HUB has already established a delivery capability to some overseas sites by coordinating deliveries with local churches and their mission related travel.
HUB Worldwide recognizes the vast local talent in the Birmingham area and statewide that can support and collaborate with HUB activities. HUB recognizes that community is not just "over there" but "right here" and intends to link them with ongoing redistribution of local medical surplus to sites around the globe.