About Advocates for World Health
- Advocates for World Health, Inc. (AWH) is a 501(c)3 public charity under the IRS. Donations to the organization are tax deductible.
- AWH is founded in 2009 by Ryan Kania, and David Roebuck, while a student at University of South Florida in Tampa.
- Mission Statement: Provide medical products to clinics and hospitals overseas.
AWH achieves this by reallocating medical product to organizations that provide health care services to underserved populations in the developing world. By redirecting usable medical supplies to foreign health care providers and preventing viable equipment from entering the waste stream, AWH lowers the overhead costs of hospitals and relief agencies, strengthens the health care delivery system, and promotes eco-friendly practices.
- Motto: Recover, Redistribute and Save lives.
- Savings for international partners, on average, are 85% over retail pricing. For example, a 40 ft. container would average a $15,000 processing fee for AWH and the medical product received would average over $100,000
- AWH works with International NGOs to fund most shipments, but is looking for ways to engage corporations, medical device partners and individual donors to subsidize containers and ship product more quickly.
- AWH shipped 15 40 ft. containers in 2013 to 10 countries. And is projected to ship over 40 containers in 2014 with our new 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Tampa.
- In 2012, Josh Miller enters and begins standardizing warehousing
- In 2013, approximately 67% of AWH’s cash flow resulted in fees collected for shipping containers and 22% for fundraising and grants. 11% was generated from a secondary medical supplies market for products that were not suitable for sale overseas.
- In 2013, AWH also started supplying Florida Free Clinics with medical product.
- New locations in Miami and Tallahassee.