North-South and South-South Collaboration in Clinical Training

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Investigator: Haile T. Debas, MD
Sponsor: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Location(s): Tanzania

Description

Since 2004, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has funded the TP to provide technical assistance to partnering organizations (north-south, south-south, and south-south-north) in implementing specific PEPFAR-related programs.   The twinning model is particularly well-suited to programs that build sustainable human resource capacity because of strong institutional linkages between partner organizations that are dedicated to similar missions. Working closely with Ministries of Health, USG in-country teams and other key stakeholders, partnerships strengthen pre- and in-service training programs at existing institutions to address healthcare workforce development goals. two-to-three years)

The institutional partnership between MUHAS and UCSF is reciprocal at its core. It differs from more traditional project- or department-based academic partnerships in that it is based on the hypothesis that it is more cost-effective to build institution-wide capacity. While the primary goal is to support MUHAS to expand its capacity to supply the health professionals that Tanzania so urgently requires, the partnership will also strengthen UCSF’s capacity to contribute to global health and the global workforce crisis.