Mayo Clinic gets $1.25M grant to teach in Ethiopia
Here's a quick piece that rolled out late this monrning:
Funded by a $1.25 million grant, Mayo Clinic plans to teach medical professionals in Ethiopia through a new, ground-breaking online educational system.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that it is awarding the five-year grant to Mayo Clinic to support its creation pg online education courses to specifically update doctors and nurses about recent research in HIV treatment and patient care.
"This is one of the first online education programs of its kind to reach Africa," said Dr. Zelalem Temesgen, the Mayo Clinic doctor who will lead the HIV eCurriculum. "It's especially groundbreaking as it addresses the need not only for core medical education, but also focuses on continuing education, something that simply doesn't exist in most African nations.
Temesgen, an infectious disease specialist. He will lead a team of physicians, researchers and educators from Mayo Clinic as well as other U.S. institutions and local medical centers in Ethiopia.
The project is also supported by Ethiopia's Federal Ministry of Health. "
We are pleased to see the initiation of this important program which will provide specialized training for our physicians and nurses and stands to greatly enhance and accelerate our efforts to deliver on our key public health priorities," says Tedros Adhanom, Ph.D., Minister of Health for Ethiopia. "This is a significant contribution which will no doubt result in improved health care for scores of Ethiopians."