International Partners in India
CHART-IndiaUSF-INDIA Center for Health and HIV/AIDS Research and Training (CHART-India), was founded by Dr. John Sinnott, Dr. Kiran Patel and Dr. Eknath Naik in 1998. CHART-India's mission is to promote collaboration between the United States and India. With the help of health care professionals and educators who specialize in HIV/AIDS, training and education programs began and CHART has developed partnerships with numerous healthcare organizations across resource-deprived regions in India.
Overview of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Training of Health Care Providers from India at USF
Overview of KRIPA Foundation, Vasai, MaharashtraKRIPA Foundation is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in India. KRIPA has helped people suffering from chemical dependency and HIV infection for over two decades. KRIPA professionals have experience in behavioral modeling and interventions in vulnerable populations. CHART-India has a partnership with the KRIPA Foundation in behavioral research.
Advancing Partnerships with Vasai Regional AIDS Control Society (VRACS), Vasai, Maharashtra
Transforming Healthcare: Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, India
Pioneering Research with Indu Health Research Foundation, Vadodara, GujuratIndu Health Research Foundation (IHRF) was founded to ensure the provision of safe blood products for transfusion needs to patients all across the state of Gujarat. USF Health worked closely with IHRF to improve blood safety and tissue banking. IHRF has pioneered work in triple sero-surveillance of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus. The Foundation advocated for and successfully implemented a policy change in blood screenings for the State of Gujurat, India.
Collaborations with Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, GujaratSterling Hospital is a 285 bed hospital with five ICUs and ten major departments located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. In November 2004, with technical support from CHART-India, the update on Neurologic Manifestations of HIV was held at the Sterling Hospital. CHART-India and Sterling Hospital have also jointly published a research paper on generic HIV drugs.
Overview of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) Mysore, Karnataka
Clinical Research with The Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Medical College in Sion, Mumbai, MaharashtraThe Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Medical College (LTMVC) is one of four major medical colleges in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The hospital treats Mumbai residents and provides outreach services to residents of rural slums and neighboring rural villages. LTMVC also provides educational programs in HIV/STD prevention through training of volunteers and indigenous health practitioners. CHART-India has joined with this organization to perform collaborative clinical research, particularly in the areas of HIV treatment efficacy and post-exposure prophylaxis.
Collaborative Training with Baroda Medical College (BMC), Vadodara, Gujurat
Medical College Baroda is a medical education and tertiary care center located in the heart of Vadodara (Baroda), Gujurat, India. The center houses a Skin and Venereology department to provide care for patients with tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. MCB offers free HIV testing and pre- and post-test counseling. The Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine collaborated with Medical College Baroda to host the 2003 CHART-India Annual National HIV Update. Currently Dr. Patricia Emmanuel from the USF College of Medicine is Principal Investigator on an Adolescent HIV/AIDS research and training Fogarty grant with MCB to build the capacity of health care providers in Gujarat to prevent and better manager HIV/AIDS.