July 25, 2016—CTIS in partnership with The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) in Baltimore, Maryland and the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC) in Pune, India launched a custom designed Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic in Pune, India. The mobile clinic will deliver healthcare services and wellness counseling as well as facilitate tuberculosis screening and research funded by Indian government and NIH in the state of Maharashtra in India. Innovative approaches that augment traditional service delivery are needed, such as mobile clinical care, to begin to address healthcare shortcomings. Read the article from Times of India and view the interior description of the van in this video.
Maharashtra is among India’s top regions for cases of both drug-sensitive and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and the service area for the clinic comprises a population of 7 million people that includes the city of Pune and surrounding villages. The mobile clinic is equipped with radiology technology, lab equipment, and a patient examination room. The vehicle will also offer tuberculosis screening, diagnostics, and treatment services for patients. “We are highly committed to affecting broad changes in India’s ability to address serious health issues,” said CTIS CEO Raj Shah, “CTIS is pleased to provide a tool that can be used to deliver care where it’s needed most.”
CCGHE Director Dr. Bob Bollinger noted “This effort is about improving the medical care that very sick people receive in an area that has limited healthcare resources. Raj and Bharti Shah are providing a tangible solution to address the problem of access to healthcare, and we hope their incredible generosity will encourage others to support our mission to save and improve the lives of Indian adults and children.”
About the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education
The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE): is dedicated to improving health outcomes in resource-limited communities by training, supporting, and empowering in-country healthcare providers and health researchers to develop and lead advancements in clinical research, practice, and policy.