Several U.S. agencies have formed a partnership to enhance medical education in Africa. The partners include the National Institutes of Health, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Defense Department and President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
The Medical Education Partnership Initiative aims to support PEPFAR’s target of growing the number of new health care workers by 140,000 and improving clinical and research capacity in Africa. It is accepting proposals relating to this goal up to May 12, 2010. The initiative looks to make awards by the end of September.