The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations is a unique alliance of Non-Profit and  Corporate organizations committed to bringing measurable health impact to under-served and vulnerable people through active engagement with global partners and local communities.

STATEMENT OF VISION:  By assuring excellence in medical product donations and service delivery,
geography and economic status are no longer barriers to everyone living a healthier life.

STATEMENT OF MISSION:  PQMD is a global alliance leading the development and championing
of high standards in medical supply and service donation.  PQMD seeks to enhance access to
health care in underserved communities and in areas affected by disaster.

Baxter Sustainability Report Highlights Success in 2014


Baxter's 2014 Sustainability Report, available at baxter.com/sustainability-report, highlights the significant progress towards 2015 goals, and recent actions taken by the company that align with its nine sustainability priorities, which include strengthening access to healthcare, creating an inclusive workplace and enhancing math and science education. Priorities also include a range of environmental initiatives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, waste generation, and water use. Baxter's Sustainability Report is aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative G3 Guidelines, which provide a uniform and transparent set of metrics to systematically report on sustainability initiatives and results.

"Baxter's accomplishments and aspirations as a corporate citizen depend on our sustainability as a business," said Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Baxter's chairman and chief executive officer. "As a healthcare industry leader, we must constantly advance and innovate to create lasting social, environmental and economic value for the communities we serve worldwide."

Haiti Refugee Crisis


Since mid-June 2015, Heart to Heart International (HHI) has been responding to the crisis at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, providing medical care, food and aid for more than one thousand refugees.  These men, women and children have filled makeshift camps, fleeing the political winds in the Dominican Republic and the possibility of government sanctioned deportations.  

 The numbers vary, but as of this writing, approximately 40,000 people have either left on their own or were forced to cross the border into Haiti.  And approximately 1,100 of these refugees sought shelter and aid in a region where Heart to Heart International normally operates – Southeast Haiti.  This is the same region of Haiti where HHI runs mobile health clinics and works with partners like BD to train village healthcare workers.

Merck in the News - Global Collaboration Enabled Vaccine to Move
from First-in-Human Studies to Initial Phase 3 Results Within One Year


Merck (known as MSD outside the US and Canada) said today that its investigational Ebola vaccine candidate, rVSV-ZEBOV, was found to have 100 percent efficacy in an analysis of interim data from a Phase 3 ring vaccination trial in Guinea. Preliminary conclusions from this study, which is continuing, were published on-line today in The Lancet

GSK Announces Malaria Candidate Vaccine

GSK announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive scientific opinion for its malaria candidate vaccine MosquirixTM, also known as RTS,S, in children aged 6 weeks to 17 months. Following this decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) will now formulate a policy recommendation on use of the vaccine in national immunisation programmes once approved by national regulatory authorities.

BI and BI Cares Foundation Launches an Online Corporate Social Responsibility Report 



BI launches its' new online BSR Report with personal stories and videos showing how Boehringer Ingelheim and BI Cares Foundation

partner with nonprofit organizations to serve patients and strengthen communities.  This includes stories about Sustainability - our

with nonprofit organizations to serve patients and strengthen communities. This includes stories about Sustainability -- our commitment to make the world a safer and greener place for us all – and Diversity & Inclusion, showing how BI employees make a social impact through internal and external networks.




PQMD Members Aid Earthquake Victims  

The membership of Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), a global alliance leading the development and championing of high standards in medical supply and service donations, is committed to working in collaboration with other organizations whose focus is to ensure a coordinated response to disasters.   

On April 25 2015 a devastating earthquake ripped through the South Central Asian country Nepal.  It was at a magnitude of 7.8 and its epicenter was the district of Lamjung. It killed more than 8,800, injured more than 23,000, and affected more than 8 million people. A second 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit a few weeks later, killing and injuring more. It was the worst natural disaster to hit Nepal since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake.

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