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Global Hand Principles

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Global Hand is in the process of developing a set of principles and values to ensure that aid given is good aid.

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Global Hand Standards introductory page

Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD)

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The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) is an alliance of private voluntary organisations and medical product manufacturers dedicated to raising standards of medical donations to meet the needs of afflicted populations and disaster victims around the world. They have an excellent set...

Guide for Effective Aid - Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)

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The South American branch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has prepared a set of guidelines to assist relief organisations in sending effective aid to support disasters. The guidelines advise on what a relief organisation should do immediately after a disaster. Also listed are items that...

Samaritan's Purse International Relief (SPIR) - Donating Medical Materials

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Samaritan's Purse has detailed guidelines for those donating medical items. Factors that should be taken into account include: equipment condition, intended use, maintenance requirements, and availability of parts or accessories. Although the guidelines are specific to the operations of this...

Guidelines for the Donation of Medications (GNPPLUS)

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The Global Network of People living with Aids (GNPPLUS) has produced this document, which lists guidelines for donations of medicines. It refers to legal issues relating to both donors and recipients. It recommends that drugs should appear on the national Essential Drug List, or if no list is...

Business UNusual

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Business UNusual, a collaborative publication of the United Nations Global Compact Office and the Global Public Policy Institute, provides an overview of recent partnership activities in the United Nations, as well as the challenges the UN faces in its efforts to engage the private sector and...

Partnering for Development - Making it Happen

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Partnering for Development - Making it Happen, a booklet, builds on the report from the Commission on the Private Sector and Development and looks at three areas of engagement: the development of commercially sustainable business models that can be expanded and replicated; the reform of laws,...

Harnessing Private Sector Capabilities to Meet Public Needs: The Potential of Partnerships to Advance Progress on Hunger, Malaria and Basic Education

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Harnessing Private Sector Capabilities to Meet Public Needs: The Potential of Partnerships to Advance Progress on Hunger, Malaria and Basic Education, a report of the WEF, discusses the four main ways in which businesses typically engage in the process of economic development: core business...

Public-Private Partnerships: Meeting in the Middle

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Public-Private Partnerships: Meeting in the Middle was offered as a means of stimulating discussion about partnerships at the World Economic Forum's 2003 Meeting in Davos. The document attempts to define public-private partnerships, provide examples of such partnerships and suggest questions that...