PQMD 2019 Executive Forum: Transformational Thinking in Global Medical Donations

PQMD 2019 Executive Forum: Transformational Thinking in Global Medical Donations With ever-increasing challenges facing all involved in the global health and aid community, transformational ways of thinking, operating, and ultimately acting has become increasingly critical. But what does transformational mean, particularly in terms of donations, disasters, and

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Opinion: The Conflicting Narratives of Hurricane Maria: Rethinking Disaster Response

Opinion: The Conflicting Narratives of Hurricane Maria: Rethinking Disaster Response By: Elizabeth J. Ashbourne (Executive Director, Partnership for Quality Medical Donations – PQMD) and Verónica M. Arroyave (Director / Global Community Relations, Executive Director / Baxter International Foundation, Baxter International Inc.) On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria

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Avoiding Consequences of Unsolicited Donations

Avoiding Consequences of Unsolicited Donations Australian study looks at donor behavior and effective messaging  A recent study by the Australian Council for International Development took a behavioral research approach to survey 1,000 subjects who had or were considering sending UBDs (unsolicited bilateral donations) to areas in crisis.

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Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Medical Device Donations

Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Medical Device Donations On the heels of PQMD’s recently released 2018 Guidelines for Quality Medical Donations, the National Academy of Medicine published a timely paper titled, “Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges

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PQMD Members BD, Heart to Heart International and the NAFC Announce 2018 Grantees for a Multi-Year Point of Care Testing Initiative to Improve Patient Outcomes

Volunteers filling donation boxes with necessities

PQMD Members BD, Heart to Heart International and the NAFC Announce 2018 Grantees for a Multi-Year Point of Care Testing Initiative to Improve Patient Outcomes Alexandria, VA, Jun 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –  In an effort to improve evidence-based care in Free and Charitable Clinics using point-of-care testing results,

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Innovation and Invention Improving Access to Healthcare

Innovation and Invention Improving Access to Healthcare Lack of access to healthcare is affected by many factors, one of which is lack of healthcare professionals in many areas of the world. Inventors and entrepreneurs are bringing healthcare and ingenious, portable equipment to people where they live. The

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Rabin Martin CEO Jeff Sturchio on A question of design: The role of donations in advancing greater access to health for all

Rabin Martin CEO Jeff Sturchio on A question of design: The role of donations in advancing greater access to health for all Over the course of two days last week, at the 2018 Global Health Policy Forum, PQMD had the pleasure of exploring a variety of new

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World Economic Forum Held in Davos, Switzerland

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Held in Davos, Switzerland Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Discussed The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held late last month in Davos, Switzerland brought together global leaders to discuss the world’s issues. Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), only featured once on the

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