Partners In Health is proud to announce the launch of its new Fellowship Training Program, which offers specialized training to healthcare professionals in the field of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). When launched in mid-2012, the project will host trainings for MDR-TB care providers in Russia (Tomsk), Lesotho and Peru (Lima) through an exciting new project run in cooperation with the Tuberculosis CARE project, TBCARE II, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
PIH’s work over the past 15 years has proven that patients living in resource-poor settings can be effectively treated for MDR-TB with innovative, community-based programs. From saving thousands of lives to participating in the creation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, PIH has established itself as a leader in the treatment of MDR-TB. In 1996, the organization launched a first-of-its-kind direct observation therapy (DOTS-Plus) project for MDR-TB patients in Lima, Peru. Since then, those lessons have been tailored and refined as we've expanded our MDR-TB work to Russia, Lesotho and Kazakhstan.
The FTP program aims to train clinicians dedicated to providing first world care to people living in poor and underserved regions of the world. Fellows participating in the training program will gain hands-on experience as they train to become the next generation of MDR-TB specialists.