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Multimedia Project Showcases Capacity-Building Success in Tanzania

August 16, 2016

Our new multimedia web story about our ongoing partnership with four Tanzanian institutions and the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York captures the success of our Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) project through photos and brief videos featuring key collaborators sharing their reflections on our work together.  

 
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Duke Global Health Institute recently completed the five-year, $10 million project with long-time partners at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUC), Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania, and Catholic University of Allied Sciences and Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania. The initiative was funded through KCMC by the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“The phrase ‘capacity building’ is frequently used and often unrealized,” said John Bartlett, DGHI’s associate director of research. “MEPI’s success in truly building capacity has set KCMUC on the course for leadership in medical education and research in all of Africa.”

In the fall of 2015, the Fogarty International Center awarded KCMUC $3 million for a second cycle of MEPI to build clinical, research and teaching capacity of junior faculty at the partnering Tanzanian institutions over the five-year project. Weill Cornell Medical College has joined the partnership.

Check out our this showcase project to learn how the team helped transform medical education in Tanzania and is now working to build research capacity among junior medical faculty in Tanzania.

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MEPI Collaborators and President Brodhead
The MEPI leadership team and Duke University president Richard Brodhead. (left to right): Ahaz Kulanga (KCMUC), Paschalis Rugarabamu (Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences), Kien Mteta (Bugando Medical Center), Egbert Kessi (KCMUC), President Brodhead, Charles Muiruri (DGHI), John Bartlett (DGHI) and Dan Fitzgerald (Weill Cornell Medical College).

MEPI’s success in truly building capacity has set KCMUC on the course for leadership in medical education and research in all of Africa.

John Bartlett, associate director for research

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