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Medical Education Partnership Initiative

Status: Closed


The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) announced grants to African institutions in a dozen countries, forming a network including more than 30 regional partners, country health and education ministries, and more than 20 U.S. and foreign collaborators.

MEPI News and Information

The latest news coverage of MEPI programs and awards announcements.

Program Overview

Group of 7 African health care workers in white lab coats in exam room listen attentively to speaker, not pictured
Photo courtesy of UCSD

Grants awarded through the
Medical Education Partnership
Initiative will benefit health care
workers throughout Africa, such
as the team gathered above
in Mozambique.

Download this and other images
from the Photo Gallery
of MEPI Research Sites

The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) supports foreign institutions in Sub-Saharan African countries that receive PEPFAR support and their partners to develop or expand and enhance models of medical education. These models are intended to support PEPFAR’s goal of increasing the number of new health care workers by 140,000, strengthen medical education systems in the countries in which they exist, and build clinical and research capacity in Africa as part of a retention strategy for faculty of medical schools and clinical professors.


Programmatic Issues

Myat Htoo Razak, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31 Room B2C39
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-1653
FAX: (301) 402-0779
Email (preferred):

Grants Management

Elizabeth Cleveland
Grants Management Officer
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C29
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 451-6830
Fax: (301) 594-1211


Largely funded by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is jointly administered by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (FIC/NIH) and the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration (GHAP/HAB/HRSA).

Lead Funder


NIH Funding Partners


Last Updated: 1/31/2013 11:16 AM