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Rotary District 6920
Southeastern Georgia, USA

 
Beverly Trainor
District 6920
Saving Lives with Medicine Chair
Rotary Club of
St. Simons Island

Rotary District 6920-MAP International
Saving Lives with Medicine


This program is a partnership between Rotary International District 6920 Rotary Clubs and MAP International to provide life saving medicines to indigent population living in communities served by 62 Rotary clubs in District 6920. The life saving medicines are dispensed by participating clinics.

The program's Senior Technical Adviser, Dr. Miriam Rittmeyer, past president of Skidaway Island Rotary Club coordinates clinic approval in partnership with MAP International. Participating Rotary clubs and District 6920 fund the program. The Districtís share of funding is paid by District Grants from DDF. District Designated Funds (DDF) are funds that come back to the district/ clubs from the contributions made to the Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund three years prior.

Launched in October 2017, the program has provided access to free medications to more than 4,900 patients across 6 clinics. A total of 28 Rotary Clubs are participating and clinic partners include:

Partnership Health Center of Valdosta
The Mercy Ministries of Lyons
Diversity Health Center of Hinesville, Ludowici, and Jesup
St. Vincent De Paul Health Center of Augusta
Coastal Community Health Services of Brunswick
Good Samaritan Clinic at St. Joseph's/ Candler of Savannah
St. Mary's Health Center of Savannah.
The program anticipates JOY Clinic in Dublin, GA to be its 7th clinic partner once fully implemented.

March 2021 Program Power-Point Presentation ( pptx)

A Quarterly Newsletter is produced by MAP International on the activities of this partnership Rotary/ MAP Program. The available editions of this newsletter and Rotary press releases are below:

 



Quick Video about Saving Lives with Medicine

 

 

 

Pictured left: Coastal Community Health Services (CCHS) in Brunswick, GA.
The clinic serves
more than 8,000 underinsured/uninsured patients annually
and is currently a COVID
-19 testing site. Pictured right:
Medicines arrive at Diversity Health Centerís Jesup location.