Since the 1970s, Australian health professionals have had access to Therapeutic Guidelines that provide clear, evidence-based recommendations for patient therapy that are independent of both the pharmaceutical industry and government. Health professionals working in low or middle income countries often do not have access to independent therapeutic information, with much of it supplied by the pharmaceutical industry.

Even though Therapeutic Guidelines are developed for the Australian context, they are still useful for healthcare practitioners in other countries. Over the years, TGL has received hundreds of requests for its books and electronic products from health workers internationally, and is committed to providing complimentary books and subscriptions to health workers in low and middle income countries.

In 2007, TGL established a Visiting Editor Fellowship program, which provides individually tailored editorial training to one health professional each year. To date, TGL has hosted Visiting Editors from India, Cuba, Tonga, Palau, the Philippines, Kiribati, Nigeria, and Argentina. In August 2013, TGL established Therapeutic Guidelines Foundation to support the creation and distribution of independent therapeutic information to developing countries and help promote the quality use of medicines and other therapies.

The International Program is funded by the Therapeutic Guidelines Foundation. This funding support has enabled the expansion of the program into new areas, such as the development of locally adapted guidelines and the delivery of locally-based education and training programs.

To discuss complimentary access to Therapeutic Guidelines or to learn about how the International Program may be able to support local guideline development, the Visiting Editor Fellowship program and other activities to promote quality use of medicines, please email the program manager at internationalprogram@tg.org.au

If you would like to support the work of the Therapeutic Guidelines Foundation – go to the Therapeutic Guidelines Foundation website.