Fogarty Grant For Transforming Health Professions Education in TANZANIA
MUHAS RECEIVES FOGARTY GRANT FOR TRANSFORMING HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION IN TANZANIA
The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) has been awarded USD 3.1 million grant for five years from Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a prime recipient. MUHAS will lead a consortium of three Health Science Universities in a project supported by the grant to transform health professions education in Tanzania. The other Tanzanian Institutions in the consortium are Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo) and Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS). These institutions will partner with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Duke University both from the United States.
The awarded grant will implement a project titled: To Reach the People: Transforming Health Professions Education in Tanzania (THET) through the leadership of Prof. Ephata Kaaya as the Principal Investigator. THET aims to produce health professionals through innovative educational strategies, who are competent and ready to practice interprofessionally wherever they are in Tanzania to take care of patients including those with HIV/AIDS.
The award is part of FIC plan to award a total USD 22 million over five years through a new program called Health Professional Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI) which aims at strengthening the healthcare and research workforce in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The program is funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The other six awards to SSA by FIC includes Ethiopia - Addis Ababa University; Kenya - University of Nairobi; Mozambique - Eduardo Mondlane University; Zimbabwe - College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe and Uganda - Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology. HEPI will build on the framework developed through the prior Medical and Nursing Education Partnership Initiatives (MEPI and NEPI) programs.
The University is proud of this achievement and would like to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of Prof. Ephata Kaaya and his team for receiving the grant award.
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