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Training Healthcare Workers in Africa

Healthcare workers in Botswana photo by Richard Feldman
Healthcare workers in Botswana photo by Richard Feldman

A good doctor is hard to find, especially in Africa. Although it bears 24% of the global disease burden, Africa has only 3% of the world’s healthcare workers. To address this issue, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will provide $130 million over five years to African institutions in twelve countries. This new program, the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), provides funding to help train 140,000 new Africa-based healthcare workers and improve medical education across the continent. Continue reading

PEPFAR Slideshow