collecting medical supplies from healthcare facilities and sending them to communities in need

Camden native who founded Partners for World Health to speak at library

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    CAMDEN — The Camden Public Library welcomes Camden native Elizabeth McLellan, founder and CEO of Partners for World Health, for a presentation on Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m.

    Partners for World Health is a nonprofit organization in New England that collects discarded medical supplies from healthcare facilities and reprocesses, repackages, and ships them to countries and communities in need in Asia and Africa. Join Elizabeth McLellan to learn what PWH is all about, how it started, how they make a difference in our world, and how you can get involved.

    This is a hybrid event that will take place in the Picker Room at the Camden Public Library as well as on Zoom. To find the Zoom registration link to attend virtually, visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at 

    Zoom registration link: This program will be recorded and available afterwards on the Camden Public Library Programs YouTube Channel.

    PWH also runs a medical mission program to 6 countries a year to provide needed medical services and education to help improve the standard of care. The PWH mission also lessens the impact on our environment and helps to lower health care costs by reducing disposal fees.

    Initially a Registered Nurse, McLellan has a wealth of experience in nursing administration in the US and abroad, according to the library, in a news release. As a healthcare leader, she has demonstrated exceptional collaborative leadership focusing on proactive change and innovative ideas that create a synergy among many.

    Throughout her career, McLellan has demonstrated a commitment to the importance of giving back: “We can all make a difference in our world, and all we have to do is try.”

    McLellan holds graduate degrees from Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, St Joseph’s College, and the University of Maine. She also holds undergraduate degrees from American University Washington DC and Northeastern University.

    In addition, she was recently featured on CNN’s Great Big Story and in the Sustainability Issue of Oprah Magazine. Her efforts to focus on the medical supply chain and how best to direct it to help those less fortunate have resulted in numerous awards and speaking engagements for businesses and healthcare organizations.

    Event Date: 

    Tue, 03/28/2023 - 6:30pm

    Event Location: 

    Camden Public Library and Zoom


    55 Main Street
    Camden, ME 04843
    United States