Humanitarian Product Donations

GSK's Humanitarian Product Donation aims to bring high-quality medicines to people who have unmet healthcare needs, oftentimes in challenging situations such as a major natural disaster, conflict or in remote areas.

Humanitarian Product Donations

In times of disasters and emergencies there is an imperative to respond quickly to ensure lives are saved and protected from disease outbreaks that often follow. GSK partners with humanitarian aid partners, experienced in the distribution of medicines, who follow WHO guidelines for medicines donations, ensuring that medicine donations are appropriate to the needs and of maximum benefit to the recipients.

The humanitarian product donation program is a fundamental part of GSK’s community investment activities to help save lives and improve the quality of life of people living in vulnerable situations, whether caused by a sudden unexpected emergency such as a disaster, or as a result of a chronic lack of available medicines for which longer-term, ongoing humanitarian aid is needed and where GSK’s medicines can really make a significant difference. Humanitarian product donations underpin GSK’s global mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

GSK works with AmeriCare, Project HOPE, Direct Relief, IMA (Interchurch Medical Assistance) and MAP International – who are experts in the distribution of medicines. They are able to select from GSK inventory which means that they have access to long dated, high quality products which meet the needs of communities. Their experience of community healthcare ensures that the right medicines reach people in need at the right time and because the products are pre-positioned in the partners’ warehouses, held in storage, they are able to respond swiftly, often within days of a disaster occurring. The partners also draw upon their stock of medicines in their warehouses to support longer-term healthcare programs in areas where medicines are either unavailable or there are gaps in healthcare provision.


  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

    Goods Supplier
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 10,000+

    We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world,...

  • AmeriCares Foundation

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 6-25

    AmeriCares is a non-profit emergency response and global health organization. In times of epic disaster or daily struggle, we deliver medical and humanitarian aid to people in need...

  • Project HOPE

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves....

  • Map International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities....

  • IMA World Health

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    Our mission is to advance health and healing to vulnerable and marginalized people the world over.

    IMA World Health, a specialist in providing essential healthcare services and medical...

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  • Start Date 1960