Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

Status: Closed

Program Overview

The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) funds foreign institutions in sub-Saharan African countries that receive PEPFAR support and their partners to develop or expand and enhance models of medical education. Initial MEPI grants received support from 2010 through 2015.

Students in MEPI site classroom incorporate technology, photo courtesy of Dr James Kiarie

MEPI grants help sites harness
new technologies and teaching
tools. Download this and other
images from the Photo Gallery
of MEPI Research Sites

MEPI aims to advance PEPFAR's goal of increasing the number of new health care workers by 140,000; strengthen in-country medical education systems; and build clinical and research capacity in Africa as part of a retention strategy for faculty of medical schools and clinical professors.

MEPI supports 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.

NIH support for Research Training for Career Development of Junior Faculty in MEPI Institutions

Beginning in September 2015, NIH is supporting Research Training for Career Development of Junior Faculty in Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Institutions to strengthen the capacity of MEPI institutions to participate in and carry out locally relevant research that contributes to improved human health, and to foster the next generation of faculty researchers in Africa.

MEPI News and Information


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

Kasima Brown
Grants Management Specialist
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C29
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: 301-496-5710
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: 11/30/2015 10:57 AM