Speaking on Business: Globus Relief
Bridging the Gap
Ash Robinson, president and CEO of the Globus Relief organization, gathers medical supplies from manufacturers, hospitals, clinics and medical distribution companies and matches these resources with medical mission teams around the world.
The supplies include everything from reusable and disposable medical items to devices for surgical procedures.
The organization’s mission is to bridge the gap between those with supplies and the people and countries in tremendous need of these supplies.
Globus Relief partners with more than 800 charity organizations that supply these products. It has also redirected more than 16 million pounds of products from local landfills and sent them around the world, improving countless lives. Approximately 80 percent of the resources supplied by Globus are donated and 20 percent are purchased on the secondary market. One hundred percent of financial donations go to those in need.
Globus Relief understands that when people are facing health care issues, their productivity goes down. According to the organization’s research, this accounts to a loss of $1.5 trillion a year around the world.
Besides the obvious humanitarian initiative of Globus Relief, the organization has tried to address this productivity issue for 22 years with the medical resources they send to 150 countries and territories worldwide.