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Medical Equipment Donations | 10 Steps Workshop

30 October 2023, 2:00–3:30 PM
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Join this webinar with NHS Scotland’s Global Citizenship programme, where we’ll explore best practice for medical equipment donations.

The WHO estimates that 70% of donated medical equipment is not fit for purpose – often ending up in ‘equipment graveyards’. A survey conducted by Scotland’s Chief Medical Office found that among recipients of Scottish donations, 81% of respondents had received equipment they were not able to use. Even though donations are made with good intentions—and can save lives—the results of donations have not always been positive.

When donations go to waste, we make global health inequality worse, and create a substantial burden for healthcare systems whose resources are already strained.

Scotland’s International Development Alliance partnered with the Scottish Government to develop a best practice framework which guides potential donors through ten key steps to making more effective, sustainable, and safe medical equipment donations.

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