PFID has named its new Center for Experiential Learning and Research in Avlabari after Archil and Sergo Kobaladzes. The Center has been created to implement the vision of Archil Kobaladze to improve the quality of health care of Georgians through the education of physicians, nurses and administrators.
The Kobaladze Center includes a simulation center, a clinical skills laboratory, classrooms, distance learning, telemedicine and a library providing access to the medical literature of the world. A health care consulting office is part of the center, providing strategic planning services and relevant research in health care delivery and access for the health care sector.
A coalition of physicians, nurses, scholars and researchers, supports the efforts of Emory University in implementing selected international projects, especially in health care.
PFID also works with other institutions, including Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, Grady Health System, in addition to collaborating with institutions outside Atlanta, such as Johns Hopkins University, SUNY and Brown.
PFID provides professional expertise to create lasting development solutions in a wide array of areas. Building human capacity to enact and sustain the changes is vital to the work of Partners for International Development, and partnering with local organizations and governments is a priority in implementing solutions.