What is going on at MESAU?


A major activity at all MESAU institutions is support for Community Based Education, Research  and Service (COBERS).   Each of the MESAU institutions has many off- campus community sites where students spend  periods of time working with communities and lower level health facilities. Makerere University College of Health Sciences has a number of resources that are used to implement COBERS. For more information about how this training approach is implemented, the benefits and outcomes, read  the uploaded documents below.

Library and Information Services

Network of African Medical Librarians presentation at MEPI Symposium 2012 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

To Watch the video follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-GlHNHgFNA
To Download a Powerpoint follow this link http://karibouconnections.luminosacreative.com/wordpress/medlibafrica/do... (15.9MB)

To Read the script follow this link http://karibouconnections.luminosacreative.com/wordpress/medlibafrica/do... [Word document 66KB]

Voices of Change

Voices of Change, an interactive documentation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in Africa. Listen to principal investigators of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative present their successes and challenges and join in the discussion, follow this link


MEPI webinars

A Monitoring and Evaluation Webinar took place in December 2012 is available on the MEPI network site at the following link: http://mepinetwork.org/webinars/archived-webinars.html
November 2012: Emergency Medicine and Nursing Training in Ghana. For more information follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=18nbU4vZsV4

Additional Information

In case you need to contact any MEPIs in Africa and the coordinating center below are the site leaders and their contacts.


Nelson Sewankambo, Makerere University

Emilia Noormahomed

Peter Donkor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Kumasi, Ghana

Moshi Ntabaye

Davis Olaleye

Milliard Derbew, Addis Ababa University

James Kiarie, Nairobi University

James Hakim, University of Zimbabawe

Johnstone Kumenda,  College of Medicine in Blantyre-Malawi

Technical Working groups contacts:

MEPI Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

These are:

  1. Community Based Education
  2. Research Support Centers
  3. Competency Based Education
  4. Medical Education Research
  5. eLearning
  6. Graduate Tracking

The MEPI Technical Working Groups lay under the three (3) MEPI Themes which are:

  1. Capacity
  2. Retention
  3. Research

Attached is the list of members of the Technical Working Groups


•In the year 2012, MESAU received a supplementary grant from the NIH  to strengthen Research and Innovation Management (RIM) at the MESAU partner institutions.