Annapolis, MD. – Febuary 23, 2021 – The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), is proud to announce the addition of USP to their membership. The non-profit organization, which celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2020, brings PQMD’s membership to 42 member NGOs and Corporations.

“Access to quality-assured medicines and other health commodities is fundamental to achieving better health outcomes and making long-term progress against global health’s most pressing challenges,” says Gersande Chavez, USP’s Vice President of Global Health Programs. “With our unwavering commitment to quality, we are thrilled to be joining PQMD and it’s coalition of partners to help ensure people everywhere have access to quality health commodities.”

USP is an independent, scientific nonprofit organization focused on building trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines. USP works to strengthen the global supply chain so that the medicines people rely on for health are available when needed and work as expected. Through its global public health programs, USP strengthens health systems, bolsters supply chain resiliency, and champions access to quality medical products in low- and middle-income countries.

“PQMD is thrilled to add USP to what is an increasingly diverse group of international nongovernmental member organizations,” says Elizabeth Ashbourne, Executive Director of PQMD. “USP’s dedication to ensuring quality medicines and manufacturing processes around the world aligns very closely with PQMD’s mission.  Our membership is delighted to welcome USP to our unique coalition.”


The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) is a unique alliance of non-profit and corporate organizations committed to bringing measurable health impact to under-served and vulnerable people through active engagement with global partners and local communities. Our strategy is guided by our five integrated pillars of work: Donation Guidelines, Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Response, Health Systems Strengthening, and Knowledge & Innovation. To learn more, visit

USP’s membership in PQMD does not denote or confer an endorsement of PQMD member organizations, specific quality assurance processes or measures used for donated medical products, or the quality of products donated by PQMD members.