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HHS agencies partner with PEPFAR to transform African medical education
Date:10/6/2010

llaborate with PEPFAR and NIH to advance medical education in Africa through this initiative, as well as continue supporting the on-going care and treatment and health system strengthening activities," said Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., HRSA administrator.

NIH funding is being provided by the Common Fund, Office of AIDS Research, Office of Research on Women's Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and National Institute of Nursing Research.

Here is the complete list of MEPI awards and collaborating partners:

Programmatic Awards:

Botswana: University of Botswana, in partnership with Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania

  • Programmatic Award: Creating Sustainable Medical Education and Health Research Capacity in Botswana

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa University, in partnership with a consortium of Ethiopian medical schools including Hawassa University, Haremaya Universities and the Defense Forces Medical Colleges, as well as Emory University; Johns Hopkins University; the University of California, San Diego and the University of Wisconsin.

  • Programmatic Award: Ethiopia's Medical Education Consortium for Quality Medical Education & Retention

Kenya: University of Nairobi, in partnership with the University of Maryland-Baltimore and the University of Washington

  • Programmatic Award: Strengthening Medical Education for Improved Health Outcomes in Kenya
  • Linked Award: Strengthening Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Research Training in Kenya

Mozambique: Universidade de Eduardo Mondlane, in partnership University of California San Diego, Universidade Lurio, Universidade Zambeze, the World Health Organization, the Canadian Network for International Surgery and the American College
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Contact: Ann Puderbaugh/NIH Fogarty
puderba@mail.nih.gov
301-496-2075
NIH/Fogarty International Center
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