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MEPI: Programmatic-Strengthening Medical Education for Improved Health Outcomes in Kenya

Funding:  NIH/Fogarty 5R24TW008889-03 
PI: James N Kiarie
Time Period: 9/30/10 – 9/30/15

The University of Nairobi (UON) has formed the Partnership for Innovative Medical Education (PRIME) in collaboration with two of its longstanding training partners, the University of Washington (UW) and the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB). The primary goal of the PRIME application is to strengthen and build clinical and research capacity in the UON School of Medicine for HIV and HIV-related conditions. Because the UON trains more than half of all Kenyan doctors entering the workforce each year, a program improving the quality of medical education (Aim 1), extending the reach of medical training outside Nairobi (Aim 2), and increasing retention of UON faculty (Aim 3) has potential to have a major impact on improving human resource capacity for health and health outcomes long-term in Kenya.
Subaward to Dr. Carey Farquhar.
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