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Capacity Building

In April 2018 Therapeutic Guidelines hosted a visiting doctor from Argentina to participate in a two-week guideline development training course. Dr Mariscal was the eighth recipient of the TGL ‘Visiting Editor Fellowship’ since 2008. The training aims to equip visiting health professionals from low and middle-income countries with the skills needed to develop guidelines within their own countries to suit their local health context.

Dr Mariscal plans to incorporate training around the development and use of guidelines into the medical degree at the University of Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Guideline Host App

In late April 2018 the Developing Countries Program released a new app, aimed at improving the availability and use of locally developed clinical treatment guidelines in the Solomon Islands and Fiji.

‘Solomon Islands Guideline Host’ allows Solomon Islander health workers to access the Solomon Islands Antibiotic Guidelines, Solomon Islands Paediatric Guidelines and the local Essential Medicines List via an offline accessible app for smart phones and tablet computers. This electronic access allows the Ministry of Health to disseminate guidelines without having to rely on printed paper versions, which are expensive, susceptible to the humid conditions of the Pacific and easy to lose.

‘Fiji Guideline Host’ allows Fijian health workers to access the Fiji Cardiovascular Guidelines and Fiji Essential Medicines List via a quick and easy to use app.

The Developing Countries Program hopes to extend the offer of hosting local guidelines via apps to more countries in the future, improving access to guidelines and enhancing patient care.

Complimentary Access to eTG complete

The Developing Countries Program offers complimentary access to Therapeutic Guidelines resources to those living and working in low or middle-income countries. Since April 2016, we have supplied eTG complete accounts to over 335 users across 38 countries. An eTG complete account allows subscribers to access all Therapeutic Guidelines topics online or via our Apple and Android Apps for hand held devices. The spread of mobile 3G networks globally as well as the increased availability of smart phones have meant the online version of Therapeutic Guidelines, known as eTG complete, is far more accessible in the developing world than previously possible. We do still occasionally receive requests for books, and hard copy books have been provided on 19 occasions to 16 countries over the last 2 years.

To discuss complimentary access to Therapeutic Guidelines for those living or working in a developing country please contact the Developing Countries Program Manager at [email protected]