Media Contact: Samantha MacDonald
Director of Communications & Disaster Response, PQMD

PQMD Welcomes Children International to Membership

Annapolis, MD. – May 2, 2022 – The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), is proud to announce the addition
of Children International to their membership. The non-profit organization, a top-rated humanitarian organization focused
on ending generational poverty, brings PQMD’s membership to 48 member NGOs and Corporations.

“We are proud to join The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations and the many remarkable organizations that make up
its membership,” said Susana Eshleman, CEO for Children International. “Ensuring children and youth have access to quality
and affordable healthcare is a pillar of the work we do at Children International. From providing dental care, medical exams
and supporting malnourished children to enabling stronger community-led health systems, we work diligently toward health
equity around the world. This partnership with PQMD will help us continue to realize our vision of bringing people
together to end poverty for good.”

Children International, based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, is a global nonprofit humanitarian organization working to help
end the cycle of generational poverty. Through a long-term, customized approach, Children International supports children
and youth for the first two decades of their lives, providing access to information and inspiration in the areas of health,
education, empowerment through life skills, and employment. When equipped to transform their own lives, young people
also transform their families and communities, and, as a result, multiply good in the world.

“Children International’s focus on health, education, empowerment and employment for children in poverty around the
world ensures the sustainability of their programs for lasting change in disadvantaged communities. To support the
achievement of its programmatic objectives, the organization supports its affiliated country offices and partner NGOs with
funding to import and distribute product donations. Children International is committed to a high-quality medical Gifts In
Kind program that adheres to PQMD guidelines and best practices. The organization was a natural fit for our network,”
says EJ Ashbourne, Executive Director of PQMD. “We are thrilled to welcome Children International to PQMD.”