TrainHealth funds training and professional development of local health care workers at Child Family Health International’s global partner sites. Child Family Health International has had a collaborative relationship with these sites for over 15 years.
TrainHealth is a response to direct grassroots requests for support of training and professional development activities at partner sites. Over the last 15 years, health care workers at the partner sites have contributed to the education and growth of US students rotating there. CFHI feels a duty to provide reciprocal educational opportunities for our international hosts. CFHI is in a unique position to provide oversight during annual site visits and oncoming communication with grant recipients. In addition, the close relationship between CFHI and health workers allow TrainHealth to be optimally responsive to evolving educational needs.
Examples of prior TrainHealth grants include support for physician training in diabetes care (Puyo, Ecuador), funding research presentations at regional meetings (Latin America), and Pediatric Life Support training (Puerto Escondido, Mexico and La Paz, Bolivia). CFHI has funded over $10,000 of professional development for their partners.
- Increase the number of health care workers
- Contribute to the job satisfaction of existing practitioners, therein fighting the brain drain and critical shortage of health care workers in developing countries.
- Create a model for bilateral, mutally beneficial interaction between global health education of US students and international hosts.