In 2010, the Duke Global Health Institute and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMC) received a five year, $10 million grant from PEPFAR, Fogarty International Center and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to strengthen medical education in Tanzania. The KCMC-Duke Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) grant expands the decades-long partnership between Duke and KCMC by providing a new generation of Tanzanian physicians with the knowledge, commitment and tools to become their country’s leaders in academics, research and policy.

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What we do
  • With support of Duke University, MEPI has enabled KCMC to:
  • Strengthen and modernize the KCM College curriculum
  • Provide access to an advanced information technology platform, including access to the Internet
  • Implement innovative and more effective approaches to teaching, like team-based, problem-based and community-based learning methods
  • Establish a learning content management system, like the one used at Duke School of Medicine, to provide access to learning materials and improve student-faculty interaction
  • Enhance the wet lab to facilitate more effective teaching of laboratory skills
  • Provide tablet computers to all medical students to access materials on the Internet, including access to Duke School of Medicine library resources.