Dependence on donor aid to developing nations is significant and therefore we should donate responsibly
Careful consideration, understanding, and communication of resources available and those needed is necessary to be able to match the right type of donated equipment to the right facilities and caregivers.
Donations should have:
Maximal recipient benefit
Respect the wishes and authority of the recipient and conform to local government policies
No quality double standard
Donors and recipients should engage in effective communication
If donations are not made responsibly, they are are at risk for being wasted, utilizing unnecessary additional resources, and becoming cumbersome for the recipients.
Visit REMEDY’s how-to-kit for setting up donations at your institution