Communication

Communication


As part of PQMD’s ongoing commitment to building knowledge in the field, we maintain access to a wealth of information resources related to the field of donating and delivering high quality medicines and medical products and services to assist communities suffering from the effects of disasters as well as chronic and devastating diseases.

In addition to PQMD’s Guidelines for Quality Medical Product Donations you can find articles, case studies, scholarly publications, study results, guidelines and advice from local, national, and international organizations, and much more on a variety of topics associated with the work of PQMD and its members.

The issues that can be explored using these resources range from the valuation of donated drugs and services to the delicate art of cross-sector partnerships to lessons learned in disaster response, and go well beyond.

Last-Mile Distribution in Kenya: A Transformational Experience

Last-Mile Distribution in Kenya: A Transformational Experience Background In 2003, President Bush announced the launch of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a landmark initiative to scale up HIV treatment worldwide, with a goal to provide antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to millions of patients in low-

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Delivering Hope and Health

Delivering Hope and Health BMS Foundation Announces $100 Million Global HOPE Program to Help Childhood Cancer Patients in Africa For children with cancer, where they live too often determines their chance of survival. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of

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Finding heartbreak, delivering hope in Puerto Rico

Finding heartbreak, delivering hope in Puerto Rico Source: CNN (CNN) The plan was to deliver hope. Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating. “I’m really worried about the rain,” Andrea Dunne-Sosa whispers to one of her Project Hope volunteers in Puerto Rico. “We’re only going to be able to get to about 15

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Children With Cancer Find Hope At Muhimbili National Hospital In Tanzania

Children With Cancer Find Hope At Muhimbili National Hospital In Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania—Mwema Hamisi knew her 6-year-old daughter was very sick. The symptoms came on suddenly. One day, Asha was happy and playful. The next day, she was in pain. Hamisi took Asha to one

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Rohingya refugee crisis leads to concerns about disease outbreak in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee crisis leads to concerns about disease outbreak in Bangladesh Over 440,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh in the last month from Myanmar’s Rakhine state because of brutal and targeted violence. The rapid influx of refugees, many of whom had not been allowed access to

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Sierra Leone addresses potential cholera outbreak with vaccine program

Sierra Leone addresses potential cholera outbreak with vaccine program After mudslides killed hundreds of people in Sierra Leone in August, the country is taking steps to prevent an outbreak of cholera. The government, UNICEF and WHO requested assistance from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

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An Operation Smile First: Surgical Training Rotation in Madagascar

An Operation Smile First: Surgical Training Rotation in Madagascar This August in Madagascar, Operation Smile hosted its first-ever surgical training rotation program at Centre Hospitalier de Référence Régionale (CHRR) in Antsirabe. Building on Operation Smile’s commitment to strengthening health systems where it works, an international team of

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Heart to Heart International and BD Sponsor #PQMDinHaiti

Heart to Heart International and BD Sponsor #PQMDinHaiti Thanks to the generous support of members Heart to Heart International (HHI) and Becton Dickinson (BD), PQMD Director of Communications & Disaster Response, Jennifer Liles, recently had the chance to spend a week in Haiti with a mission team

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Gates Foundation Hopes to Share Lessons Learned in Polio Eradication Effort

Gates Foundation Hopes to Share Lessons Learned in Polio Eradication Effort The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation requested proposals last month to help future generations use best practices found from polio eradication efforts in addressing other public health issues. Foundation staff acknowledge they have learned both dos

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Disaster Modules: How a Single Kit Has the Potential to Help Save Lives Around the World

In the late 1800s, Johnson & Johnson made history by producing the first-ever commercial first aid kits, packed with items like cotton, bandages and adhesive plaster. But there’s another, lesser-known kit the company makes that has also helped countless people around the world: disaster modules.

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