About Us


MedWish International is a not-for-profit organization that saves lives and the environment by repurposing discarded medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid to people in need.
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MedWish was founded in 1993 by Dr. Lee Ponsky. In the summer of 1991 Lee spent time on a medical compound in Ogbomosho, Nigeria, where he served as a surgical assistant and spent time with the World Health Organization. It was there he witnessed first-hand the obvious lack of medical supplies in developing countries. Read More


MedWish is made up of a group of smart, creative, and passionate individuals. The MedWish team works tirelessly to ensure that we maximize our ability to positively affect as many lives as possible, while doing our part to save the environment. Read More

Board and Committees

MedWish is fortunate to draw upon the vast expertise and experience of the members of our Board of Directors and committees, each of whom is a leader in their profession and in the effort to make the world a better place for years to come. Read More


What We Do

MedWish works with a range of healthcare providers to recover medical surplus they can no longer use. With the support of thousands of volunteers every year, MedWish repurposes unused medical supplies and equipment, while promoting better health and environmental stewardship. It’s a simple, yet extraordinarily important mission. Read More


Over the past 25 years, MedWish International has developed and executed very successful programs. Here, some of our current programs: Humanitarian Aid Program, Skill Building Program, Alternative Recycling Program, Medical Brigades, and Music for MedWish. To learn more please contact us by clicking here.


MedWish’s range of medical supply, corporate and service partners play a critical role in advancing our mission of repurposing medical supplies and equipment discarded by the healthcare industry to provide humanitarian aid in developing countries and reduce solid waste to save our environment. Read More


MedWish is committed to complete transparency. We are open and honest with our donors in everything that we do. This commitment makes MedWish the strong and effective organization that it is today.
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Our model is unlike any other working in the healthcare arena to save lives and the environment. And, we are asked all the time about how we do what we do. If you have a question, take a look to see if we’ve addressed it. If not, please contact us and we will answer whatever you need to know. Read More


Working at MedWish means joining a team of people who are passionate about saving lives and saving the environment through our work. Quality, integrity and respect for our recipients are at the forefront of all our operations.
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