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India

With a population of more than one billion, India is the second largest country in the world, represents 16% of the global population, and the national average for life expectancy is a low 65 years. Communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, pneumococcal disease, kala-azar, filariasis, dengue and leprosy are not controlled, and India maintains a large burden of chronic disease, including diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases complicated by underlying health conditions such as undernutrition and obesity.

India leads the world in the largest absolute burden of TB, ranks third for HIV (behind South Africa and Nigeria), and ranks second for diabetes. The country receives funding to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs under the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). LEARN ABOUT CCGHE-INDIA PARTNERSHIPS

 

CCGHE WORK IN INDIA

Optimizing Treatment to Improve TBM Outcomes in Children

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) (plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)) of rifampicin given at model-derived optimal intravenous and oral daily doses and levofloxacin given at a dose of 20 mg/kg daily in children ages 6 months to 12 years with TBM
  • To assess the relationship between rifampicin exposures and functional outcomes, adjusting for factors known to affect treatment response, such as stage at presentation, LTA4H genotype, levofloxacin co-administration
  • To evaluate the safety of TBM treatment over eight weeks, by Arm

Biannual HIV management conference in Mumbai

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Promote excellence in clinical care of HIV
  • Facilitate capacity building of care providers in India

Nursing training curriculum: HIV practice and reducing stigma

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Improve HIV knowledge and address practice gaps among nurses caring for patients with HIV at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, India  

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) HIV course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Support continuing clinical education needs of providers caring for pregnant women  with HIV infection in India and Zambia

Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, treatment and prevention course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Strengthen tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment in India and Pakistan
  • Provide open access to continuing clinical education programming on TB care

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) HIV/AIDS management course in India

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Support the continuing clinical education needs of health workers in India who provide care for patients with HIV/AIDS
  • Provide open access to continuing clinical education on HIV/AIDS care 

Annual global health intersession course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Partner with global health leaders in resource-limited countries to provide medical students with an interactive, clinical education experience in global health 

ONCOGRID study

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Determine whether support from a novel, emocha®-based mHealth application improves diagnosis of early stage oral cancer and pre-cancer lesions and provides access to earlier treatment among patients in rural India

India HIV Clinical Case Discussions

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Share clinical expertise in HIV care among US and Indian healthcare providers 
  • Provide open access to continuing clinical education programming for health workers providing care for patients with HIV

Latent TB screening in pregnant women in India

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Evaluate different methods for latent TB screening among pregnant women

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