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 contact UCLA Health International Services at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the MAI form to request materials. 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.