Essential medicines selection

Guidelines for medicine donations

UN agencies and international and nongovernmental organizations are increasingly called upon to respond to large-scale emergencies to prevent and manage serious threats to the survival and health of the affected populations. Guidelines for medicine donations in emergencies have been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in cooperation with major international agencies active in humanitarian relief. The Guidelines for Medicine Donations was updated in 2010.

For your information, Guidelines for health care equipment donations also exist, however only the Guidelines for Drug Donations is under review at this time.

Contact: emlsecretariat@who.int

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