Programmatic Growth, Organizational Partnerships, & Staff Development

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Article by Ozzy Samad

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We are pleased to say that BBF is in a never-ending quest to develop and enhance our programs and services to better assist underserved members of society. With your support, we have been able to serve those in need both here at home and in the far corners of the globe. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between aid and sustainability, or said another way, give people a leg-up rather than a hand-out. I strongly encourage you to visit our website and view BBF’s 2020 Annual Report to see the impact that you are helping make around the world here.

BBF’s work broadly entails partnering with other organizations which share our values and objectives. On one hand, these could be donors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and on another, implementation partners on the ground in the countries that we serve. A key organization that brings everyone in this community together and prodigiously sets the standard for excellence in our industry, is PQMD – Partnership for Quality Medical Donations. After participating in PQMD’s Community of Practice for almost 2 years, BBF was invited to join the organization and has now become a full member.

PQMD’s Mission and Vision are as follows:

Mission: PQMD is a global collaboration that promotes sustainable access to quality health care in underserved communities and populations in crisis.

Vision: A world in which there is universal access to health and well-being.

Our membership offers an ideal platform where we can learn, share ideas, and work in a collaborative environment with other community participants. Focusing on the four pillars of Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Response, Health System Strengthening, and Knowledge and Innovation, PQMD provides a formalized framework with course offerings and seminars in various areas of interest. For example, Liam Carstens, BBF VP of Programs, and Abigael Siecinski, Program Coordinator, both attended a 7-week online course titled Global Health and Development Essentials, to further enhance their knowledge base and interact with staff from other organizations. In the same vein, PQMD’s annual Global Health Forum brings together members from the non-governmental organization (NGO) and corporate communities to discuss how best to address health issues faced by people across the world.

In addition to having access to the experiences of other member organizations, from a programmatic growth standpoint, PQMD membership allows BBF to approach name brand pharmaceutical companies for additional donations of medicines. Though it will take time to further develop these relationships, receiving additional pharmaceutical and medical donations to complement our primarily generic pharma program. This will allow BBF to expand its work and assist many others in our midst who continue to be in great need of these often lifesaving medicines. Hand in hand with this growth, a key area that both our organizations are focusing on is being able to even better measure the impact of our work in a systematic and quantifiable manner. Our ultimate goal is to be able to evaluate the improvement in the quality of life of those who are the ultimate recipients of our assistance.

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Article by Ozzy Samad

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We are pleased to say that BBF is in a never-ending quest to develop and enhance our programs and services to better assist underserved members of society. With your support, we have been able to serve those in need both here at home and in the far corners of the globe. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between aid and sustainability, or said another way, give people a leg-up rather than a hand-out. I strongly encourage you to visit our website and view BBF’s 2020 Annual Report to see the impact that you are helping make around the world here.

BBF’s work broadly entails partnering with other organizations which share our values and objectives. On one hand, these could be donors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and on another, implementation partners on the ground in the countries that we serve. A key organization that brings everyone in this community together and prodigiously sets the standard for excellence in our industry, is PQMD – Partnership for Quality Medical Donations. After participating in PQMD’s Community of Practice for almost 2 years, BBF was invited to join the organization and has now become a full member.

PQMD’s Mission and Vision are as follows:

Mission: PQMD is a global collaboration that promotes sustainable access to quality health care in underserved communities and populations in crisis.

Vision: A world in which there is universal access to health and well-being.

Our membership offers an ideal platform where we can learn, share ideas, and work in a collaborative environment with other community participants. Focusing on the four pillars of Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Response, Health System Strengthening, and Knowledge and Innovation, PQMD provides a formalized framework with course offerings and seminars in various areas of interest. For example, Liam Carstens, BBF VP of Programs, and Abigael Siecinski, Program Coordinator, both attended a 7-week online course titled Global Health and Development Essentials, to further enhance their knowledge base and interact with staff from other organizations. In the same vein, PQMD’s annual Global Health Forum brings together members from the non-governmental organization (NGO) and corporate communities to discuss how best to address health issues faced by people across the world.

In addition to having access to the experiences of other member organizations, from a programmatic growth standpoint, PQMD membership allows BBF to approach name brand pharmaceutical companies for additional donations of medicines. Though it will take time to further develop these relationships, receiving additional pharmaceutical and medical donations to complement our primarily generic pharma program. This will allow BBF to expand its work and assist many others in our midst who continue to be in great need of these often lifesaving medicines. Hand in hand with this growth, a key area that both our organizations are focusing on is being able to even better measure the impact of our work in a systematic and quantifiable manner. Our ultimate goal is to be able to evaluate the improvement in the quality of life of those who are the ultimate recipients of our assistance.

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