PQMD Welcomes ChildFund International to Membership
Annapolis, MD. – January 31, 2020 – The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) is proud to announce the addition of ChildFund International to their membership. The Richmond, VA based non-profit organization brings PQMD’s membership to 41 member NGOs and Corporations.
“Access to health care is one of the greatest challenges for children and families living in the world’s poorest places,” says Anne Lynam Goddard, ChildFund’s President and CEO. “We’re excited and honored to partner with PQMD to ensure that kids get the care they need to stay on track toward achieving their potential.”
ChildFund International works in 24 countries worldwide to help communities transform themselves into places where children can grow up healthy, safe and educated. Working through local partner organizations and building their capacity for sustainable development, ChildFund programs incorporate child protection, education, health, livelihoods and emergency response. ChildFund’s vision is a world in which children realize their rights and achieve their potential.
“PQMD is thrilled to welcome ChildFund to what is an increasingly diverse group of international nongovernmental organizations,” says Elizabeth Ashbourne, executive director of PQMD. “Each new member brings with them a unique skillset from which our membership as a whole can learn and grow, and we look forward to their expertise and a successful partnership.”
A global alliance of corporations and NGOs, PQMD leads the development and championing of high standards in medical supply and service donation. The cornerstone of the organization, “PQMD Guidelines for Quality Medical Product Donations,” are a set of guidelines which are rigorously updated on an annual basis to help manage donated medical products, devices and services and the performance of those who participate in the industry worldwide. Seeking to enhance access to healthcare in underserved communities and areas affected by disaster, PQMD members focus their broad expertise in the areas of humanitarian assistance, disaster response, health system strengthening, and knowledge and innovation.
PQMD is a dynamic alliance and global network between nonprofit and corporate organizations leading in the development and championing of guidelines on quality for the donation policies and practices; delivering of urgent care in disaster situations, and delivering life-saving products and service to at-risk and chronically underserved populations. The organization’s beginnings go back to 1996, when an informal alliance of several non-governmental organizations (NGOs), pharmaceutical companies, and medical device firms joined together to develop guidance regarding medical donations. To learn more, visit www.pqmd.org.