The PAHO/WHO Training & Fellowships team collaborates with PAHO Country Offices and U.S. and Canadian government agencies, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations to design and implement study tours on timely public health issues. These professional missions encourage information exchange, inter-regional dialogue and offer participants an opportunity to establish linkages and develop inter-country or international projects.
Delegates from Ministries of Health around the world have traveled to the Americas for customized study and training programs on subjects ranging from rural health and medical insurance schemes, health care management, laboratory safety, occupational safety and health, health system reform, and risk communications.
- WHO Study Tours are typically funded by the requesting WHO country; and
- Partner Agencies Study Tours are funded by the agency soliciting the study tour.
Beside traditional WHO Study tours, PAHO works with partner agencies to design customized programs, such as the Rockefeller Foundation-sponsored study tour for African health leaders to learn about HIV-AIDS Care through organized site visits in Brazil, Haiti, and Jamaica. If you are interested in arranging a customized-study tour, contact Karen Gladbach, Manager of the PAHO Training & Fellowships team.
Some of the PAHO-organized study tours include (the link for each respective fact sheet follows below):
Visit our Training and Fellowship Program Webpage