New Tool Can Improve Medical Donation Efficiency, Impact
A new mapping device is helping global health care advocates measure the impact of medical supply donations and to identify populations in need.
The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) Mapping Tool
provides information about medical product donations to developing nations from IMA and the 26 other members of PQMD.
The tool allows anyone to see where PQMD member donations are sent, and how and where they are used. Users can search donations by several criteria including organization and nation.
The project was funded by a grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and developed in partnership with Loma Linda University Health Geoinformatics Program and International Aid, Inc.
“IMA is proud to be part of this effort,” said Paul Derstine, President. “PQMD members now have a valuable resource tool to improve overall efficacy through increased collaboration and coordination of efforts.”
IMA uses this information to help ensure that we manage medicine procurement and distribution as effectively as possible, in order to save lives and improve the health of mothers and children.
Resources like PQMD’s mapping tool provides valuable information, but the tool must be utilized effectively in order to have a real impact. IMA’s ability to do so is one of the reasons we are widely recognized for our exceptional efficiency.