July 20-24, 2020, PQMD will be celebrating our signature product during our annual PQMD Guidelines Week!

We have a ton of great news to share about our Guidelines, and we look forward to engaging you through our social media channels (links in the footer below), our online Community of Practice, and on this page.  Please keep an eye out, as we will be updating this page regularly during Guidelines Week!

We look forward to celebrating Guidelines Week, and hope you will join us in celebrating by engaging with us online! We’ve pulled together this Social Media Engagement Toolkit with all the information you’ll need to help us spread the word.  Below, we’ve compiled some exciting elements that you can save and share to help promote Guidelines Week 2020.

Guidelines Week 2020 Social Media Toolkit

Download our Social Media Engagement Toolkit for access to all of our channels, hashtags, content and more information on how to help us promote Guidelines Week.



Flashback: WHO Press Release from October 8, 1999

The WHO recognizes PQMD as the first umbrella organization to underwrite the agency’s Guidelines for Drug Donations.  Read the Press Release here.



Video: Jim Russo on a world without PQMD’s Guidelines

Watch and share this short video interview where PQMD’s founding Executive Director, Jim Russo, reflects on how the product donations landscape would look without the advent of PQMD’s Medical Product Donation Guidelines.

Video: Lydia Armartey on PQMD’s Guidelines

Watch and share this short video where Guidelines Committee member, Lydia Amartey discusses the importance of PQMD’s Guidelines in her work at International Health Partners.

Video: Pat Bacuros on PQMD’s Guidelines

Watch and share this short video where Guidelines Committee member, Pat Bacuros discusses how she became involved with PQMD’s Guidelines Committee.


July 23rd – PQMD Pillar Talk: Strengthening Health Systems Through Short-Term Medical Missions

To help evaluate and strengthen your STMM programs, we invite you to attend our webinar to hear about the guidelines, how they have been tested, and to hear from those who have been engaged in testing them in Honduras on Thursday, July 23 at 11AM.  Register here.

Panelist, Julie Varughese on PQMD’s Medical Mission Guidelines

Watch and share this short video from one of this event’s panelists!


Guidelines Week 2020 Graphics

Please feel free to use the graphics below to help us promote Guidelines Week!

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About the Guidelines
In the mid-to-late 1990s, the World Health Organization, joined by the World Council of Churches and others, called for the establishment of international standards to guide the delivery of donated medical products. The most recent edition of guidelines was approved by the PQMD Board of Directors in 2019.  In addition, PQMD and supporting member stakeholders have developed a set of standards that seek to better align the purpose and practices of sending and host organizations. This is otherwise known as PQMD’s Medical Missions Guidelines. Access the Guidelines here.