PQMD July 21, 2009**A unique standard setting alliance promoting high quality delivery of donated health care goods to underserved and vulnerable populations Current Focus Strategic ApproachImproving Global Health through PartnershipsGIS mapping & metrics Increase development & education for alliance members and stakeholdersPromote sound policy toward higher quality health and development aidAdvancing Quality Medical Donations & Delivery WorldwideALIGNStrengthening alliances across sectors to expand the ability to protect, nurture and prevent vulnerable and underserved populations now and in the future
DELIVERAll members are required to be significantly engaged in making quality donations to underserved and vulnerable populations and the institutions that serve them and to adhere to PQMD standardsRESEARCHResearching and establishing standards regarding the delivery of pharmaceuticals, machinery and medical devices to targeted populations
EDUCATEEducating others and advocating for improved practices , and policies that support the health and well being of underserved and vulnerable populations
PQMD aims to create a center of excellence for product donations & delivery
PQMD July 21, 2009
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This morning discussed PQMD valuation project, this presentation will focus on PQMD as a unique cross sector alliance that is solely focused on donations and cross sector partnerships as critical tools for improving global health.*The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations is a unique alliance of non-profit and corporate organizations committed to bringing measurable health impact to underserved and vulnerable people through active engagement with global partners and local communities.
They are at the same time partners and competitors. Companies compete for market and good will. NGOs compete for donors and recognition.
DONATIONS PQMD began by focusing on developing knowledge, best practices, standards about securing, allocating, tracking donated drugs.
DELIVERY Over time members shared their knowledge, best practices, standards about ensuring not just donations but also the delivery and application of medical products in the field (relationships, training, logistics, etc)
SOLUTIONS PQMDs goal today is to consider whole systems, not just products and servicesThis would involve such things as water & sanitation, preventative care, local and regional health policy, etc.
*PQMD has been able to move beyond donations to solutions by providing both a shared collaborative space for our members to learn and grow, combined with real world tools that can increase the effectiveness of member programs.
I will cover these four examples today read them*Need to add description*For the first time we expanding our support for cross sector partnerships beyond our membership base.
The Cross Sector Community Health Learning Network is a collaboration between: The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, Virginia Tech and World Economic Forum
To improve the collaborative capacity among the private sector and stakeholders involved in health service delivery
to ensure more effective planning and use of the donated items and skilled volunteer resources
resulting in improved community health outcomes in targeted nations or communities during disaster relief and reconstruction or for broader development purposes.
Learning Network Sub-GoalsTo create a coordinated planning strategy/process to develop greater capacity among learning network partners to share information and work collaboratively in ways that secure more effective public health outcomes in communities and nations served.
To improve logistics coordination in the development and delivery and provision of resources for relief and/or health care improvements in selected nations and/or health care delivery sites.
To encourage adaptive management and planning among participating organizations to foster self-conscious reflection and active information sharing among network participants and organizational practice changes.
To stimulate innovation and knowledge transfer among participating organizations that will redound to improved health outcomes in targeted communities.
To use the networks community of practice in ways that encourage the dissemination of relevant research concerning technology and learning throughout the network
*Catalyze capacity building and provide training specific to member needsPilot the application Learning Network principles, practices and partnershipsCreate an advisory capacity*Goal and Objectives With academic support from Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH) and unding from Johnson & Johnson, PQMD supports the Medical Products Donation (MPD) fellowship program in one country each year. The program aims at understanding the current medical donation practices in respective countries and caucus ways to advance medical donation practices in that country. Ghana was selected to participate in the 2007 program.The purpose of our research was to assess medical donation practices in Ghana with the aim to: Provide a foundation for decision making around medical donations , Foster cooperation among potential recipients and donor organizations , and Identify opportunities for PQMD members to partner with local organizations to match up appropriate medical resources and need.