IHP is embedding the Core Humanitarian Standards as our model for humanitarian response and has recently started the self-assessment process to help with identifying areas for further improvement. 

We are committed to the Sphere minimum standards in disaster response, for example, we use national essential medicines lists adapted to the emergency, have a system in place for the reporting of adverse medical events and only accept medical donations that follow internationally recognised guidelines. 

IHP recognises the IASC commitments to accountability to affected populations and is in the process of reviewing its monitoring and evaluation systems to better support and encourage our NGO partners to gather feedback from local medical teams, pharmacists and patients. We also conduct periodic project visits where we actively meet with all these groups to gather their input. 

IHP is also a signatory to the World Health Organisation Guidelines for Medicine Donation.  We are a member of PQMD (the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations). We are also a signatory of the IFRC Code of Conduct as detailed publicly on their website. We are an approved partner of the UK DFID’s Rapid Response Facility.

IHP is committed to vigorous and accountable Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and fully compliant with legislation surrounding medicine supply chains including the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).