Pillar Talks


PQMD successfully hosts an interactive webinar and discussion series – the PQMD Pillar Talks on our online Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP is a forum where global health professionals gather to address issues and areas that enhance our work  in the areas of disaster response,  health systems strengthening, humanitarian assistance and high quality medical product donations, and knowledge and innovation. We are always looking to amplify interesting perspectives and relevant experiences.

Do you have a story to tell?

By hosting a webinar on the CoP you can share your work with with high-level thought leaders in global heath, the medical donations space and beyond.

If you would like to present a webinar or have ideas for topics/speakers please let us know by emailing Jennifer Zolkos or Juliemarie Vander Burg.

PILLAR TALKS WEBINAR: PQMD’s Measuring for Success Toolkit & Community of Practice

February 27, 2020 at 11:00 am EST

PQMD is excited to announce the launch of newly developed resources devoted to monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) through the lens of product donations!

Join us for the next PQMD Pillar Talk Webinar!
Thursday, February 27th
11am – 12 noon EDT

Organizations and companies work hard every day to ensure donated medical products are available and effective in global health settings. How do we know they are making a difference?

This is an essential and complex question for many vested organizations and companies. Challenges include the inherent diversity in product donation programs, the multitude of stakeholders involved in a product’s donation, and capacity to understand and meet monitoring and evaluation needs (M&E) related to donations.

The first edition of the PQMD Measuring for Success Toolkit website focuses on PLANNING, DESIGN, METHODS & REPORTING for M&E projects specific to product donations. Whether you need to track activities, acknowledge stakeholder requests for data, or communicate results of your donated products – these new online resources aim to provide tools, perspective, and inspiration for people working to understand the distinguishing benefits of medical product donations.

Complementing the website, PQMD’s Community of Practice (CoP) is the place for peers to connect on metrics-specific topics for medical product donations. Anticipated CoP content includes:

  • current experiences in M&E
  • shared insights and challenges
  • emerging methodologies
  • data needs/trends, and
  • selection of impact indicators

This webinar will walk you through the Measuring for Success Toolkit website and prepare you to meaningfully engage on the Community of Practice.

Register Here

Please join presenting members of PQMD’s Knowledge & Innovation Committee: Mitch Eiting (Midmark), Andy Stergachis (University of Washington), Laura Hollod (Independent Consultant), and Juliemarie Vander Burg (PQMD).

PQMD is proud to continue to translate shared discovery into practical tools. Our new Measuring for Success website is PQMD’s most recent product and the continuation of a larger body of work termed Measuring For Success, which is led by PQMD’s ‘Knowledge & Innovation Committee’ and generously supported by PQMD members.

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Our Speakers:
Mitch Eiting

Andy Stergachis

Laura Hollod

Juliemarie Vander Burg

If you have a suggestion for a topic or speaker please click here.

Pillar Talks September 12, 2019