Global Medicines Program


UNITID Fellowship Program in Public Health Management

The increased resources and rapid expansion of HIV and other health services has created a high demand for effective HIV program leadership and management. The University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Disease (UNITID) Fellowship Program in Public Health Management, led by Dr. James Kiarie (PI) and the University of Washington Department of Global Health’s Treatment, Research, and Expert Education (TREE) program, led by Dr. Michael Chung (UW Co-PI).  Sponsored by CDC/PEPFAR, the Fellowship targets mid to senior level public health professionals in the public and private sector.  Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to the health service in the public or private sector and are expected to provide leadership in HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs at community, regional and national levels upon graduation. The UNITID Fellowship is awarded in three areas of specialization (Tracks):

  1. HIV Science Epidemiology and Program Management
  2. Health Economics (currently headed by Lou Garrison)
  3. Health Informatics

In conjunction with faculty across the University of Washington and the University of Nairobi, Lou Garrison, Andy Stergachis, and Joseph Babigumira of the Global Medicines Program teach several of these distance-learning sessions, including:

  • Pharmacy Information Systems (Stergachis)
  • Measuring the Costs in Economic Evaluations:  Impact of Task-Shifting on the Costs of Antiretroviral Therapy  (Babigumira)
  • Review of Health Economic Evaluation and Pharmacoeconomics  (Garrison)
  • Economic Evaluation of Changes in HIV Prevention and Treatment in Kenya:  Methods, Challenges, and Opportunities (Garrison)

Trainings Conducted through SPS

Through the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) program, Global Medicines Program faculty have also conducted in-country trainings on pharmacovigilance, pharmaceutical care, and patient safety in the countries of Namibia, Vietnam, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and India.