Optimisation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative to address African health-care challenges

Post Date: 
2014-06-25
Publication: 
The Lancet Global Health
Country: 
Summary: 
The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is an innovative and potentially transformative 5-year programme, established by the US Government in 2010, to increase the number of doctors to meet crucial human resource needs in sub-Saharan Africa.1 MEPI allows African institutions that are the direct grantees to define and direct programmes to address their own crucial gaps in medical education and workforce shortages in partnership with US academic partners.
Citation: 
Manabe YC, Campbell JD, Ovuga E, Maling S, Bollinger RC, Sewankambo N. Optimisation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative to address African health-care challenges. Lancet Glob Health. 2014 Jul;2(7):e392. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70235-9. Epub 2014 Jun 25. PMID:25103390
Collaborators: 
Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
Department of Pediatrics, Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Gulu University Medical School, Gulu, Uganda
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda
Makerere University College of Health Sciences, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda