A clinical fellowship program held in late June at the JBI headquarters in Adelaide was an important milestone for the Institute. The 11 clinical fellows from eight countries (Myanmar, Tanzania, Nepal, Indonesia, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya and Iran) were funded by the Joanna Briggs Foundation to attend the first -ever Developing Countries Evidence -based Clinical Fellowship Program which runs over six months.
During their ten -day workshop in Adelaide, they acquired skills and accessed resources to help them design their evidence implementation project and plan for its implementation back in the clinical settings of their home countries over the forthcoming months. Their selected topics reflect the nature and severity of health care issues and challenges that the y face in their countries. Among these were ‘Community based management of drug -resistant tuberculosis’, ‘Artemisinin-based combination therapy for uncomplicated malaria in children under five years of age’, ‘Implementation of basic new – born resuscitation guidelines among health workers’, and others. Over the weekend, the participants enjoyed a sampling of Australian heritage and culture.