US Agencies Collaborate for Improved Medical Education in Africa

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.

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    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.