The ISTH Education Committee has awarded three ISTH members with Reach-the-World Fellowships. Anila Rashid of Pakistan, Hannah Omunakwe of Nigeria and Anne Barasa of Kenya were selected for the program, which seeks to promote knowledge and expertise in medical care, laboratory methods and research for individuals from developing countries. As part of the program, the Society provides fellows with financial support for travel, accommodation and living expenses for a period of up to four months while they receive advanced training from renowned host institutions.
Anila Rashid is currently working as an Instructor in the Section of Hematology at the Aga Khan Univeristy Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Thanks to the support of the Reach-the-World Fellowship, she will work at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, USA. For seven weeks, Rashid will learn new and improved laboratory tests for diagnosing bleeding disorders like von Willebrand disease and platelet function disorders.
Hannah Omunakwe is currently working as a Hematologist for Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. With support of the Fellowship, she will work at Kings College Hospital in London, UK, for three months. Omunakwe will receive both clinical and laboratory training in hemostasis and thrombosis and will also participate in an academic hemostasis program.
Anne Barasa is currently working at the University of Nairobi as a Pathologist. With support of the Fellowship, she will spend eight weeks at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, USA. Barasa will learn to expertly handle the laboratory evaluation of patients with coagulation disorders.
The ISTH congratulates these fellows on securing this fantastic opportunity to learn more and improve patient care at their home institutions.
Reach-the-World applications are reviewed twice a year. The deadlines for submitting applications are January 1 and June 1 each year. Learn more here.
The ISTH Reach-the-World Fellowship Program is supported thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from: