A Protocol for Acquisition of Medicinal Supplies for Health Care Missions Serving Third World Populations
Medical supplies; Developing countries; Medical Missions
Humanitarian medical aid to third world countries requires extensive planning and coordination. Much of the needed aid received by these populations is from medical mission teams originating in industrialized countries. These groups supply medical treatment and aid to underserved populations, usually during brief trips to the country of need. Pharmaceutical and medical supply acquisition is necessary for these missions, but requires careful selection. Lack of knowledge regarding the needs of the population to be visited may lead to poor choices. Knowledge of the limited resources available in third world countries may lead to the misconception that any drug offered is better than no treatment. This attitude can lead to poor donation practices that may result in greater hardships for the country one is trying to assist. The purpose of this project was to develop a protocol, derived from experience and review of current research that can be used for acquisition of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. This resource describes steps and considerations necessary when choosing medicinal supplies, including a list of large pharmaceutical outlets that warehouse drugs for this purpose.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Family Nurse Practitioner
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
Gaffka, Ann M., "A Protocol for Acquisition of Medicinal Supplies for Health Care Missions Serving Third World Populations" (1999). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 2131.