STAR Fellows and Interns contribute their specialized skills to their host organizations, building capacity while improving their own effectiveness as global health leaders. Through fellowship and internship placements, professionals will:
Maria Idrissova is a TB expert with more than twenty years of progressive and diverse experience in Central Asian region as a TB clinical expert, program advisor, team leader, program implementer and supporter. As a Senior Regional TB Advisor from 2011 Dr.Idrissova provided technical assistance to CAR the national TB programs (in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmentistan) and Ukraine in programmatic and clinical management aspects, including development policies (guidelines, protocols, training modules, standard operational procedures etc), capacity building, monitoring and evaluation & cohort analysis and other program related activities. Since April 2020, in frame of the STAR project, Dr. Idrissova has provided technical assistance to Kyrgyzstan to strengthen the capacity of the NTP team, focusing on new technologies and good practices in the clinical and programmatic management of TB / MDR-TB in accordance with the latest international recommendations.