Priority Partnership Locations

Moshi, Tanzania

DGHI's primary partner in Moshi, Tanzania is Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre and Medical University College (KCMC). Duke supports substantial collaborations with KCMC by placing medical students, Master of Science in Global Health students, medical residents, and fellows in Moshi for training and research opportunities for nearly a decade. Beginning summer 2015, Machame, an area located approximately 15 miles outside of Moshi, will be a new location to support the DGHI Undergraduate Student Research Training (SRT) Program. The SRT Program will take place at Machame Lutheran Hospital.

In 2010, KCMC received a five-year, $10 million grant from PEPFAR, Fogarty International Center and Health Resources and Services Administration to strengthen medical education in Tanzania. The KCMC-Duke Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) grant expands the deep partnership and is providing a new generation of Tanzanian physicians with the knowledge, commitment, and tools to become their country’s leaders in academics, research, and policy. Dr. Kien Mteta and John Bartlett are co-principal investigators of the project.

Duke University is partnering with KCMC and the University of Cape Town to develop a Sociobehavioral Sciences Core at KCMC that is focused on HIV/AIDS. The project is focused on South-South training, and is supported through an NIH training grant. The goal of this project is to develop qualified socio-behavioral and mental health researchers to contribute to HIV research.  Mentorships are offered by Duke faculty and faculty at the training sites.

Olala Oneko is a DGHI adjunct faculty member. Dorothy Dow and Matt Rubach are the Duke faculty site leader based at KCMC to provide leadership and oversight. There are three employees at KCMC supporting the DGHI-KCMC collaboration in the areas of administration, research, and finance.



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Infectious disease, trauma and injury care, medical education, maternal health 


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