Sunday, March 21, 2010

US to Provide Assistance in Medical Education to Sub-Saharan Africa

The National Institute of Health has announced a new initiative to strengthen medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa, in collaboration with the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The program, called the Medical Education Partnership Initiative is a joint effort among US governmental and non-governmental organizations to increase the number of healthcare workers in the developing world, as well as strengthen host-country medical education systems.

Eric Goosby, US Global AIDS Coordinator says that "shortages of trained doctors are a key constraint" within developing countries and that "expanding the number of qualified clinicians facilitates strong faculties of medicine so they can meet their people's needs over the long term."

To learn more, read the following article published by The Government Monitor.

- Tiffanie Depew

SOURCE: The Government Monitor