To provide medicines and health supplies to those in need around the world so they might experience life to the fullest.For most of us, access to medicine is as close as our local drugstore or pharmacy. That’s why it’s hard to understand why two billion people in the world lack access to even the most basic medicines.But in many countries, even hospitals have no medicine or basic equipment to treat patients. Pharmacies, where they exist, often have bare shelves. Doctors in many countries can diagnose patients but have no medicine to treat them. And the toll on people’s lives is devastating:Nearly 1.6 million children will die this year for the lack of simple antibiotics that are used to treat acute respiratory infections.More than 525,000 children under the age of five will die from diarrhea, easily treated with Oral Rehydration Therapy.In Africa alone, one in five children will die needlessly before their fifth birthday from a disease that, in the West, would otherwise be cured with basic medicines.MAP’s 3 PillarsIn Disease, Health: Where disease is endemic, MAP works with partners to restore health by providing basic medicines and health supplies where there is little or no access for those living in poverty.In Disaster, Hope: Where disaster strikes, MAP sends Disaster Health Kits (DHK), essential medicines and other critical relief supplies needed to treat injuries and prevent the spread of illness.In Despair, Humanity: Where despair threatens humanity, MAP works through its extensive network of partners to support health development efforts with medicines and health supplies to offer hope to millions living in the darkest of conditions.MAP’s Commitment to DiversityMAP serves all people, regardless of religion, gender, race, nationality or ethnic background so they might experience life to the fullest. To learn more, visit www.map.org.