The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) initiative has improved the quantity, quality and retention of health professionals in Africa through capacity building and locally relevant research projects. To date, the MEPI program has increased the number of better trained doctors who address Africa’s key health priorities including Tuberculosis, HIV, and Malaria. Also, MEPI established research support centers that facilitated training in grant writing, scientific writing, and research administration; to build a sustainable research environment. MEPI played a catalytic role in improving HIV/AIDS medical training in Africa. This training made a major contribution to the goal of realizing an AIDS free generation. MEPI's key achievements led to the launch of African Forum For Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) in 2016. 

MEPI continues to foster the next generation of African faculty researchers by providing research training and mentored research opportunities for junior faculty in MEPI-supported institutions. To learn more about the MEPI program visit:

This page last reviewed on January 23, 2019