PQMD is committed to leading the world in the development and promotion of quality medical donation standards and practices. Inappropriate donations are often due to lack of knowledge, preparation or both on the part of the donors and recipients. In some cases well intentioned but unneeded donations are made in the wake of a disaster under the belief that any donation is a usable donation.
The Library is a designed to reduce inappropriate and unneeded donations by building the capacity of everyone involved in medical product donations to make decisions that are in the best interests of the final recipients. This site provides a wide range of resources including standards, best practices, speeches, tools, presentations, studies, news articles and PQMD Educational Forum videos.
Mission Possible, a partially animated, 30-minute film discusses the professional standards, networks and basic knowledge required to enable effective, efficient supply chain management for the delivery of health care supplies. The main character, Agent Rex, guides the viewer on a secret mission to deliver the right amount of product on time to patients everywhere. Specifically designed to fit within established training curricula, the video, on its own, provides a basic primer in the field of health care logistics, highlighting the opportunities of this growing profession.
Deliver - Develop and promote sound donation practices by donor and recipient organizations.
Medical Product Donation Standards:
Many Drugs Sent to Bosnia are Unusable, New York Times, December 1997
Align - Create opportunities for information sharing and collaboration.Corporate Social Responsibility:A European Perspective
Research - Encourage documentation and study of the impact of the medical product donations.Key Facts on Corporate Foundations -Foundation Center Report
Educate - Educate audiences and encourage replication of appropriate donation practices.
The annual Educational Forum provides an opportunity to discuss important issues in an open, engaging and collegial setting. Past Forums presentations, videos and materials are available online. Forum presentations are listed by topic in the Resource Library or by each Forum below.
Click here to access video and downloads from past Forums.