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International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. Essential medicines and health products programs
    WHO Essential Medicines and Health Products (EMP) Department
  2. Prequalification topics
    Prequalification of Medicines Programme
    Prequalification of equipment and devices
  3. WHO Essential medicines topics
    WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines Website
    WHO Drug Information
    Essential medicines for children
  4. Essential medicines selection program BPGHM Note: WHO collaborating (and initiating) partners for establishing IS&Gs in this area were Caritas Internationalis and the Churches’ Action for Health of the World Council of Churches.
    WHO Guidelines for medicine donations
    To give is better than to receive: compliance with WHO guidelines for drug donations during 2000–2008
  5. Pharmaceutical products topics
  6. Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals
    Immunization standards
    Biologicals
  7. Medical devices topics
    Donation of medical equipment
  8. Public health, innovation, intellectual property and trade
  9. Diagnostic techniques and procedures topics
  10. Health technology assessment
  11. Cost effectiveness and strategic planning
  12. Contracting and performance incentives
  13. UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children 2012

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

I. FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION (FBO) OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS:
A. Best Practices in Global Health Missions (BPGHM)
Medicine Donations
B. Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC). Includes numerous articles demonstrating FBO work in the establishment as well as promotion of IS&Gs.
FBOs on a mission: 30 years of supporting pharmaceutical services
Essential medicines in primary health care
Making access to essential medicines possible

II. SECULAR OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS:
A. The Lancet Global Health Global Health Commissions:
Essential Medicines 2016
Technologies for Global Health 2012

B . New England Journal of Medicine Global Health See especially:
Time for a Model List of Essential Diagnostics 2016
New Diagnostics for Common Childhood Infections 2014
Global Health — The Gates–Buffett Effect 2006

C. Vaccines:
A World Free of Polio — The Final Steps 2016
Go Big and Go Fast — Vaccine Refusal and Disease Eradication 2013
Global Health: Designing Tomorrow’s Vaccines 2013

D. Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) Website
PQMD Guidelines for Quality Medical Donations 2018

E. Biomed Central-Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
Improvements for international medicine donations: a review of the World Health Organization Guidelines for Medicine Donations, 3rd edition

F. National Academy of Medicine
Access to Medical Devices in Low-Income Countries: Addressing Sustainability Challenges in Medical Device Donations.

Updated: Aug 2018