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.

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Making health systems resilient to changing needs and threats must be a top priority, says PAHO Director

Making health systems resilient to changing needs and threats must be a top priority, says PAHO Director One of the most critical lessons of the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa was that weak health systems—those that cannot meet people’s health needs in normal times—cannot cope effectively

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Pfizer Cuts Cost of Pneumonia Vaccine for Humanitarian Crises

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Pfizer Cuts Cost of Pneumonia Vaccine for Humanitarian Crises By Sola Ogundipe In what has been described as a major expansion of its humanitarian assistance work, pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer, has said its pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar 13,  which protects babies and children against pneumonia and other diseases, would be

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GSK Leads Access to Medicine Index 2016

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GSK leads Access to Medicine Index 2016 GSK has today been ranked first in the Access to Medicine Index for the fifth consecutive time, taking a leadership position in research & development; pricing, manufacturing and distribution; and product donations. The Index, which recognizes GSK for its clear

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Americares Distributes Zika-Protective Clothing for Expectant Mothers

Americares Distributes Zika-Protective Clothing for Expectant Mothers Patients of the Americares Family Clinic in Santiago de Maria, El Salvador, have been the recipients of the revolutionary shirts crafted from bio-repellent-treated textile in order to defend expectant mothers from the mosquitos that spread the dreaded Zika virus. Maternova

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Rwanda Benefits from World’s First Drone Delivery System

Rwanda Benefits from World’s First Drone Delivery System On October 13th, the world’s first ever drone delivery system was launched in Rwanda, thanks to a partnership between UPS,  Zipline  and Gavi (the Vaccine Alliance). This new delivery system has the potential to address one of the core

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PQMD Members Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, and Heart to Heart International team with FedEx to Deliver 30 Tons of Aid to Haiti

PQMD Members Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, and Heart to Heart International team with FedEx to Deliver 30 Tons of Aid to Haiti More than 30 tons of critical aid is on the ground and in the hands of relief workers in Haiti. FedEx delivered the emergency supplies

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Data Driven Preparedness for Disasters

Data Driven Preparedness for Disasters In December 2015, Paris hosted the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Governments, nongovernmental organizations and local communities gathered to take action against climate change and move forward after successive failures in reaching common ground for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The historic COP21

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World Bank appoints Kristalina Georgieva as chief executive

World Bank appoints Kristalina Georgieva as chief executive Kristalina Georgieva, a former head of EU humanitarian affairs and vice-president of the European commission, has been appointed chief executive of the World Bank. The Bulgarian, who recently lost out in the race to become UN secretary general, will

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New UN Secretary General Announced

New UN Secretary General Announced The General Assembly appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December. Mr. Guterres, 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to

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The Neonatal Resuscitation Program: How a Partnership Between the U.S. and China Saved Thousands of Babies

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program: How a Partnership Between the U.S. and China Saved Thousands of Babies It was an historic initiative: train healthcare workers across China in neonatal resuscitation—from big cities to remote villages. Ten years later, over 150,000 newborns are alive because of it. We go

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