Statement 6: No Double Standards. Today we want to affirm that when doing healthcare in an international setting it is essential not to compromise our standards. We should not accept any hint of a double standard in the work we do. What do we mean?
WHO GUIDELINE FOR DRUG DONATION:
After arrival in the recipient country all donated drugs should have a remaining shelf-life of at least one year.
Most are aware of the severe shortage of medications that most clinic’s/hospital’s in developing nations experience on a nearly day to day basis. Medications that are brought legally into another country will likely be used up very quickly and we believe flexibility in this WHO standard is appropriate so long as it is assured that the leftover medications are left with a licensed professional who is able to monitor the use and distribution of the medications.
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