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Opening Session | Moderator: Professor Milliard Derbew Welcome & Opening Remarks | Professor Milliard Derbew US Ambassador to Ethiopia | Ambassador Donald Booth Ethiopia's Vision for Health Scale Up | H.E. Tedros Adhanom (representative) Welcome Remarks | H.E. Mr. Demeke Mekonnen (representative) Framing the Conference | Professor Francis Omaswa Overview From the MEPI PI Council | Professor James Kiarie Landscape, MEPI Year Two | Professor Seble Frehywot Health Resources & Services Administration | Dr. Laura Cheever National Institutes of Health | Dr. Roger Glass Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator | Dr. Caroline Ryan
Increasing Capacity | Moderator: Professor Nelson Sewankambo Introductory Remarks | Dr. Asuman Lukwago Increasing Capacity & the Related Lancet Commission Paper | Professor David Serwadda Increasing Student Numbers Through In-Country Collaborations | Professor Yakub Mulla Ethiopian Medical School Association | Professor Mahlet Yigeremu
Monitoring & Evaluation Plenary Session | Professor Sarah Baird & Dr. Vincent Ojoome
NEPI Update | Dr. Jennifer Dohrn & Sr. Yegomawork Gossaye
Retention | Moderator: Professor Seble Frehywot Rural Medical Education | Professor Marietjie de Villiers & Professor Jean Nachega Role of WONCA in Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa | Dr. Sylvester Osinowo & Dr. Victor Inem Retaining Graduates & Faculty at Gezira University | Professor Ali Habour
Research | Moderator: Professor James Kiarie Conducting Research in Medical Schools: Role of The WHO Regional Office | Professor Peter Ndumbe Improving Capacity for Research Ethics, the UKZN RESCAP Programme | Professor Umesh Lalloo Conducting Regionally Relevant Research at MOI Medical School | Professor Paul Ayuo (representative)
Enhancing Sustainability | Professor Francis Omaswa & Dr. Washington Mbizvo
Enhancing Capabilities of Medical Libraries | Julia Royall & NAML
Building Partnerships | Moderator: Professor Tetanye Ekoe Panelist Presentation 1 (African Medical Schools Association) | Professor Marian JacobsPanelist Presentation 2 | Professor Eric BuchPanelist Presentation 3 (Wellcome Trust) | Dr. Marta TufetPanelist Presentation 4 | Mr. Warren BuckinghamPanelist Presentation 5 | Dr. Michael Johnson
Closing Session A Way Forward, Building Partnerships & Enhancing SustainabilitySpeakers: Professor James Kiarie, Ambassador Eric Goosby, Professor Francis Omaswa, Professor Seble Frehywot, Professor Nelson Sewankambo, & Professor Milliard Derbew
The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is a coordinated effort led by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).