LINCS (Local and International Needs Contribution Scheme) is a student led non-
profit organisation under Interhealth, the global health branch of the Western
Australian Medical Students’ Society (WAMSS) based at the University of Western
Australia. The primary focus of LINCS is to improve the standard of health care
globally, particularly in settings where access to medical resources is poor.
LINCS redistributes the excess of unused or reusable medical equipment in Western
Australia to health care settings around the world where it is most needed. We do
this by procuring donations of medical supplies and then coupling these resources
with medical or health students going on elective/exchange to hospitals in
LINCS also provides monetary grants for medical students travelling to their
electives. The purpose of such is so specific equipment can be purchased on
behalf of the recipient hospital. These grants are supported by fund raising and
Each year we send a significant amount of medical equipment with students
traveling overseas. While the bulk of equipment is transported by medical students,
anyone going to a healthcare setting of high need, from any Western Australian
institution, can apply to receive and take LINCS equipment.
We encourage any medical or allied health student who will be completing a
placement in a developing country to contact us to see how we can assist you. Make
sure to have a look at our Facebook page as well to find out about any upcoming
events or more info throughout the year.
Any medical supplies, both used and unused, can be of significant value to poorly
resourced hospitals. If you would like to donate equipment or make a monetary
donation, please get in touch with us via email.
Email: [email protected]