Guidelines for Drug Donations - Revised 1999
(1999; 24 pages) [French] [Spanish] Voir le document au format PDF
Table des matières
Afficher le documentChanges incorporated into the 1999 edition
Afficher le documentI. Introduction
Afficher le documentII. The need for guidelines
Afficher le documentIII. Core principles
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuIV. Guidelines for drug donations
Fermer ce répertoireV. Other ways donors can help
Afficher le documentThe new emergency health kit
Afficher le documentDonations in cash
Afficher le documentAdditional guidelines for drug donations as part of development aid
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuVI. How to implement a policy on drug donations
Afficher le documentAnnex: Examples of problems with drug donations
Afficher le documentAcknowledgements
Afficher le documentReferences
Afficher le documentBack Cover
 

Additional guidelines for drug donations as part of development aid

When drug donations are made between governments as humanitarian support in long-lasting complex emergencies and as regular development (commodity) aid there is usually more time to consider specific demands from the recipient's side. On the other hand, there is also time to link more restrictions to the donation, e.g. to products from manufacturers in the donor country, and to drugs registered for use in the recipient country.

It should be recognized that drugs do not arrive in an administrative vacuum. Drug donations should not create an abnormal situation which may obstruct or delay national capacity building in selection, procurement, storage, distribution and rational use of drugs. Special care should therefore be taken that the donated drugs respond to an expressed need, comply with the national drug policy, and are in accordance with national treatment guidelines in the recipient country. Administratively, the drugs should be treated as if they were procured. This means that they should be registered or authorized for use in the country through the same procedure that is used for government tenders. They should be entered into the inventory, distributed through the existing distribution channels and be subject to the same quality assurance procedures. If cost-sharing procedures are operational in the recipient country, the donated drugs should not automatically be distributed free of charge.

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