By the nature of its mission and vision, the Tropical Disease Foundation provides for the opportunity to enhance human resource capability through training in various aspects of research and service in the control of infections diseases. There are two programs which it undertakes, the intramural program which enhances the capacity of its own human resources in its staff and members of the organization and through extramural programs that it provides for health personnel outside the organization.
The extramural training program includes the infectious disease clinical fellowship training in collaboration with the Infectious Disease Section, Department of Medicine, Makati Medical Center. Thirteen specialists in Infectious Diseases have graduated since 1987 and have become leaders in Infectious Diseases in their own right, practicing in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, Iloilo, Lipa City, and Dumaguete City.
The training programme for health workers in the implementation of the Programmatic Management of MDR-TB (PMMT) has provided didactic courses with internship in the PMMT Clinical facilities in the DOTS Center at the Makati Medical Center and its satellite facilities in the Bahay sa Kabalikat sa Kalusugan in Quezon Institute, and in the Lung Center of the Philippines DOTS Center for doctors, nurses, midwives, community treatment partners of TB patients.