Denver, Colo. – International healthcare provider Project C.U.R.E. has reached the extraordinary milestone of delivering over $1 billion in medical supplies, equipment and services to people in underserved communities in over 135 countries around the world.
Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies to resource-limited communities across the globe. Founded in 1987, the organization partners with U.S. hospitals, manufacturers, and other donors to collect medical supplies and equipment. Those items are distributed to hospitals and clinics serving people in countries where the average wage is often less than $5 per day.
This work is powered by a corps of over 30,000 committed individuals who volunteer at Project C.U.R.E. warehouses in seven U.S. cities. In the past year alone, they collectively volunteered 146,000 hours resulting in the delivery of 225 forty-foot semi-truck sized freight containers to hundreds of Partner hospitals and clinics around the world.
“A billion dollars of good is an incredible gift to the world. This life-saving milestone wouldn’t have happened without the generous donation of medical supplies, volunteer time and financial support,” said Dr. Douglas Jackson, President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. “Each dollar of aid represents individuals with a chance at a healthy future, the strengthening of healthcare systems and countless individuals who now have hope for a brighter tomorrow. Without health, nothing else works.”
In 2022, Project C.U.R.E. responded immediately to the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine. Within days, air freight shipments of supplies were delivered to help the wounded, displaced and suffering people throughout the region. Over 1,000 separate relief shipments have been received by the victims of the war, and the work in Ukraine continues. Several months later, Project C.U.R.E. was there again after the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. This spring, Project C.U.R.E. debuted an original C.U.R.E. College training program for the detection and treatment of cervical cancer. Project C.U.R.E. is committed to continuing to provide desperately needed medical supplies, equipment and services to people facing life’s most difficult healthcare situations.
“This is only the beginning of what we can do,” said Jackson. “We are looking forward to the opportunity to deliver another billion dollars in resources to those who need our help.”
About Project C.U.R.E.: Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to address the staggering shortage of medical resources around the world. Since our humble beginnings in a garage in Colorado, Project C.U.R.E. has become the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies, equipment and services to doctors and nurses serving the sick and dying in more than 135 countries.
Our programs are funded by grants from the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and by the generous support of philanthropic foundations, corporate partners, and individual donors.