The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations to Host Virtual Global Health Policy Forum April 27-29, 2021


  • Entitled “The Planet, Pandemics and Possibilities”, the event includes presentations by leading global public health experts
  • Sessions include an in-depth exploration of global health as we enter a new normal, how COVID-19 will change response to future pandemics and strategies for ensuring equity and access to vaccines and quality healthcare
  • Additional topics include how public and private sectors will need to consider financing universal access and global health and the impact of ESG


ANNAPOLIS, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), a global collaboration that promotes sustainable access to quality health care in underserved communities and populations in crisis, is hosting a virtual Global Health Policy Forum on April 27-29, 2021. The event will feature presentations by leading public and private health experts and interactive sessions spanning critical and timely topics related to universal access to global health as we approach a new normal, ensuring sustainable access to quality health care through public/private partnerships and the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including access and equity of vaccine distribution.

“The pandemic has exposed perilous gaps in global access to adequate health services,” said EJ Ashbourne, PQMD’s Executive Director. “As we take our initial steps towards a new normal, closer collaboration between the public and private sectors will be essential. To address these imperatives, PQMD has assembled an impressive roster of forward-thinking experts at our upcoming event. We’ll explore the hallmarks of future sustainable, resilient health systems, taking what we learned from the pandemic to address many other diseases and health care challenges. I look forward to a robust and productive discussion as we tackle some of the most challenging aspects of public health the world is currently facing and will be for years to come.”

Forum attendees will also explore how public and private sectors will need to consider financing universal access and global health and discuss the impact of ESG – a new investment strategy for global philanthropy that marries metrics on environment, social and governance with access and equity.

The event will include fireside chats, panels and breakout sessions. The roster of speakers includes experts from industry and public health organizations:

Speakers from industry include representatives from:

  • AbbVie
  • Abbott
  • Baxter
  • Eli Lilly
  • Medtronic Labs
  • Merck
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • UPS Healthcare

Speakers from public health organizations include those from:

  • Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI)
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)
  • World Bank Group
  • World Economic Forum
  • Germany Bundestag Subcommittee on Global Health
  • World Telehealth Initiative
  • World Vision International

To view the full agenda and speakers, please visit this link.

About PQMD

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


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