James Ciarrocca, M.S.
Bryan D. Baker, Ph.D.
In countries where medical consumables, pharmaceuticals, and other medical supplies are difficult to acquire, donations become the major means of obtaining these goods. The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) is an alliance of humanitarian aid organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and medical products manufacturers that combine to donate medical products to underserved nations and disaster victims around the globe. Prior to this project the PQMD has not had the ability to track and analyze their global donations. Therefore, it was assumed that some geographic areas were poorly covered while others experienced duplicate donations. This project developed an ArcGIS Server based web mapping application that enables the integration, analysis, and visualization of available annual PQMD donation data, with the hope of improving the overall donation performance of the PQMD member organizations. The web mapping application allows users to query the PQMD annual donation data by member, by country, and by year in order to locate both underserved areas as well as areas of duplicated donations. The system helps to identify unmet needs, improve resource management, and increases communication within the PQMD and its member organizations.
Haglund, A. T. (2008). The Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD) Online Mapping System (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/92