- Human Genome Project: Twenty-five Years of Big Biology
Nature; September 30, 2015
The 13 year quest to sequence all three billion base pairs of the human genome demanded that diverse groups of scientists work together in large consortiums to address research problems that are impossible to accomplish alone. This lesson is now helping to foster collaborations between 32 research groups in 15 African countries as they work together through the Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program to enhance genomics research in Africa.
- Zimbabwe: U.S. Supports HIV & Aids Innovation Sharing
AllAfrica; July 16, 2015
The fifth annual Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) symposium will be held from 14-16 July 2015 in Harare, Zimbabwe. The theme of the symposium is: Sustaining MEPI Achievements: Leadership built, lessons learnt and partnerships created towards an AIDS-free generation.
- NIH prepares for new MEPI research support in Africa
Fogarty International Center; Global Health Matters; September/October 2014
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).
- Concept: NIH-supported Component of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI): Research Career Development of African Junior Faculty
Fogarty International Center; Funding News; August 1, 2014
This component 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.
- The Medical Education Partnership Initiative: Investing in Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa
Academic Medicine, August 2014, Volume 89, Supplement 8
A special supplemental issue of Academic Medicine on MEPI accomplishments contains 32 articles on progress by the program to revitalize and expand medical training in sub-Saharan Africa. Read a summary of the supplement's articles from NIH's Fogarty International Center.
- NIH Programs Build Synergy, Capacity in Africa
Global Health Matters, November/December 2013
There is a growing synergy among participants in the NIH Common Fund H3Africa and MEPI programs and other NIH initiatives in Africa. Training programs in biomedical research are bearing fruit as the trainees contribute to cutting-edge research throughout Africa.
- Africa: U.S. Expands Health Research Partnerships in Africa
AllAfrica, October 21, 2013
New NIH grants, totaling $17 million, will fund research in Africa including two collaborative centers to address stroke and cervical cancer, and various individual projects to research other health conditions prevalent in Africa.
- A database on global health research in Africa
The Lancet, July 5, 2013
Funding data from nine organizations’ portfolio of research activities in sub-Saharan Africa for 2011 and 2012 have been organized on a website called World RePORT.
- Health care: an African solution
The Lancet, March 26, 2011
In 2006, WHO's World Health Report detailed the perilous state of health-care provision in sub-Saharan Africa. The statistics are familiar to anyone with an interest in global health.
- US Funding to train 140,000 African healthcare workers
Mail & Guardian (South Africa), March 9, 2011
A new programme, funded largely by the United States President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar), will provide $130-million in grants to African institutions, with the aim of strengthening medical education and research training.
- Developing Health Workforce Capacity in Africa
Science, 3 December 2010, Vol. 330
As we mark World AIDS Day, it is important to assess the relationship between the challenges of AIDS prevention and control and the huge gaps in the health workforce needed to address these and other critical shortages.
- African medical education gets a $130 million boost in NIH/PEPFAR initiative
Nature, October 07, 2010
When Francis Collins first took the helm at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) last year, he marked global health as one of five “themes” that would receive special priority from his office.