NIH prepares for new MEPI research support in Africa:
The NIH has announced it is committed to continuing to foster the next generation of researchers in sub-Saharan Africa and is planning to issue a second round of grants through the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). Read the Fogarty Interational Center article for more information.
Concept: NIH-supported Component of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI): Research Career Development of African Junior Faculty:
The NIH will extend the activities supported under the original MEPI program by providing research training and mentored research opportunities for junior faculty in MEPI-supported African institutions. The goal is to increase the number of faculty with research expertise in order to build the next generation of African researchers. Read more about the plans for MEPI's future.
MEPI Helps Strengthen Psychiatric Education in Zimbabwe:
Read the article "Breathing New Life into Psychiatric Education in Zimbabwe" to learn how the MEPI-supported IMHERZ program is helping Zimbabwe expand its mental health training activities.
The program also recently contributed to an assessment of Zimbabwe's psychiatric training activities. Read "Building mental health workforce capacity through training and retention of psychiatrists in Zimbabwe" published in the International Review of Psychiatry.
Special Supplemental Issue of Academic Medicine:
The August 2014 - Volume 89 - Supplement 8 of Academic Medicine contains 32 articles about the progress made by MEPI in revitalizing and expanding medical training in sub-Saharan Africa.
A summary of the supplement's articles is available from the NIH's Fogarty International Center.
May 2014 "Getting Published: The Rules of the Game"
H3Africa Grantee Contributes to Ebola Research
Dr. Christian Happi, funded by the H3Africa initiative, contributed to work to trace the Ebola virus origin and transmission during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa.
H3Africa Marker Paper on "Enabling the Genomic Revolution in Africa":
Learn how the NIH and the Wellcome Trust are working together to help African scientists apply genomic and epidemiological techniques in the study of diseases in Africa.
H3Africa Launches New Website for H3Africa Bionet
Learn more about the 2012 The Inaugural Meeting of the H3Africa Consortium.
View the meeting presentations here.