The UCLA Health Medical Aid Initiative (MAI), formerly known as RENEW, began in 2003 as a means to bridge the health resources gap and reduce waste by donating unused medical supplies from UCLA Health to UCLA-affiliated global health missions. UCLA undergraduate volunteers through the MAI student group coordinate the organization and distribution of these supplies to UCLA-based volunteer groups and individuals traveling abroad to deliver health care to underserved communities.
If you are travelling abroad and wish to request supplies, please visit us at: MAI at UCLA or send an email to [email protected]. To request items, you must be affiliated with UCLA faculty, staff, and/or be a student. The organization receiving the supplies must be a non-profit organization. Please note, requests must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the date the supplies are needed, as it takes time for the request to be approved and processed.