Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education
The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (JHCCGHE) is a center of excellence supporting clinical care and research training in resource-limited settings that complements and builds upon the extensive ongoing international, collaborative research and training programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. JJCCGHE strives for the following goals: development of in-country expertise and participation of its experts; impact multiple levels of health care delivery; promotion of locally acceptable, but high, standards for “certification” of medical expertise; and stress continuing education.
The JHCCGHE mission is to provide clinical care training of health care providers in resource-limited settings, provide research training for clinicians, and to demonstrate improved health outcomes among patients of trained health care providers. It has distance education programs in development for healthcare providers in Ethiopia, India, Zambia and Panama. And, on the same computers CCGHE provides, health care workers in the world’s poorest corners the ability to virtually “attend” important scientific meetings for benchmarking.
Links to the health workforce crisis
JHCCGHE has set out to use modern technology like telemedicine and distance learning to bring the expertise of Johns Hopkins faculty—from both laboratory and clinic—to the world’s neediest countries and people by training local medical workers. The urgent queries of patients and overwhelmed clinicians in 82 countries pour into the Hopkins AIDS Service Website that the two infectious disease specialists set up—some 2 million hits each month. To facilitate JHCCGHE’s training programs, as well as share the latest research findings, the teams of Hopkins nurses, clinicians and scientists will regularly travel to India, Africa, Thailand, Brazil and the Middle East.