Project name: The Universidade Eduardo Mondlane/UCSD Medical Education Partnership Initiative
Poject Number: R24TW008908
Project Period: 27/09/2010 – 31/08/2015
Principal Investigator: Prof. Emilia Noormahomed
The Medical Education Partnership Initiative program (MEPI) of Mozambique is a partnership between the University of California San Diego and a consortium of national public universities to improve institutional capacity on medical education for pre- and postgraduate in Mozambique, through the inclusion of a strong research component in medical specialization programs, the implementation of teaching strategies to ensure the spread of education to other areas of the country, and retention of specialists trained in the public system. Funded by PEPFAR and NIH, MEPI supports 12 African institutions, forming a network of over 30 Regional Partners Ministries of Health and Education Countries, over 20 US institutions and foreign collaborators.
The Universidade Eduardo Mondlane-UCSD Medical Education Partnership will enhance the capacities of the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Unilurio and Unizambeze to identify, train and retain the workforce required to meet the medical education and medical research needs of Mozambique over the next two decades.
Professor Emilia Noormahomed gives an overview of the MEPI program in Africa and Mozambique.