By providing essential medicines and supplies, IHP and its partners around the world are giving people living in vulnerable situations the chance to receive healthcare and live healthy lives, helping to break the vicious cycle of poverty and poor health.
Donated medicines play a key role in countries where:
The medically under-served are unable to pay for the necessary treatment.
Donated medicines fill a valuable gap until investment can be safely and sustainably made in building the domestic market and supply chain capacity
NGOs can reduce the size of their drug budgets and direct the savings to strengthen services in the health system
Medicines are donated by IHP to support three specific priority areas:
1. Supporting Specific Hospitals/Clinics
Donated medicines and supplies create savings in the drugs budget that can be used to improve infrastructure in other parts of the health facility.
2. Specialist treatment areas
IHP connects partners in the field with donors to create and maintain specialised programmes to address specific health issues such as maternal & child health, oncology, mental health, and diabetes.
3. Country Programmes
We help to increase access to medicine across a national health system through donated medicines alongside capacity building projects in:
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management
Expanding health services in the Amazon
Supporting QA and QC development in Pakistan