Healthcare Programs

One of BBF’s core activities for many decades, this program is centered around collecting medical equipment and supplies primarily from our hospital and other types of medical donor partners. We send these donations, often along with pharmaceuticals, to medical facilities around the globe. The scarcity of available resources makes these items especially useful to help treat patients in hospitals and clinics.In 2022, BBF sent the volume equivalent of 109 ocean-going container shipments to partners in 14 different countries. The pharmaceuticals and medical supplies supported local hospitals, clinics, HIV/AIDS facilities, homes for the elderly, and homes for orphaned and abandoned children.

Despite ongoing travel restrictions due to COVID-19, BBF equipped 34 Med-Surg trips in 2022.

Pharmaceuticals

Since 1972, BBF has been receiving short-dated pharmaceuticals (generally less than one year to expiration) from a number of pharma donors. We work closely with our healthcare partners on the ground in developing countries as well as our Med-Surg teams to donate this much needed medicine to their patients. In 2022, BBF shipped 274 million doses of medicines to partners in 14 different countries and provided pharmaceutical supplies for 34 Med-Surg trips to help those who need it most.

Brother’s Brother Foundation facility is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is regularly audited by our major pharmaceutical donors for safety, security, and proper procedures.

Pharmaceutical partners

We have the privilege to partner with many pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, and providers through the United States. Learn more about how becoming a Pharmaceutical donor can change the future for many by reading our Pharmaceutical Partner Overview or click below to request more information.

Medical Equipment & Supplies

One of BBF’s core activities for many decades, this program is centered around collecting medical equipment and supplies primarily from our hospital and other types of medical donor partners. We send these donations, often along with pharmaceuticals, to medical facilities around the globe. The scarcity of available resources makes these items especially useful to help treat patients in hospitals and clinics.

Med-Surg Trips

Our Med-Surg program assists medical providers as they travel around the world to help patients in underserved communities. BBF supplies Physician-led teams with short-dated medications donated by partner pharmaceutical companies. By working directly with medical professionals on the ground, BBF can ensure its pharmaceutical donations are safely distributed to the communities most in need. in 2022, BBF donated 274 million doses of medicines that were distributed to 34 Med-Surg trips across 14 different countries. Despite limitations caused by COVID-19, these medications provided countless patients with critical treatments needed to recover.

Any organizations or individuals looking to request pharmaceuticals for an upcoming Med-Surg trip should contact our Assistant Director of Programs, Emily Umble, at eumble@brothersbrother.org for a list of required documentation needed to apply.

Request supplies for med-surg trips

Any organizations or individuals going on a Med-Surg Trip and requesting pharmaceuticals and medical supplies will be required to provide BBF relevant background information on the medical trip, a copy of the medical license of a doctor or pharmacist going on the trip, a copy of the organization’s 501(c)(3) tax exemption letter [the IRS letter proving non-profit status], a wish list of supplies or medicines, and a shipping address.

For more information regarding Brother’s Brother Foundation Med-Surg Trips, please contact our Assistant Director of Programs, Emily Umble, for more information by clicking the button below.

Request Aid

Brother’s Brother Foundation proudly partners with organizations worldwide to deliver shipping containers of important medical supplies and equipment to the hospitals and clinics that need it most.

Learn more about our collaborative efforts, international shipping requirements and complete the aid request form by clicking the button below.