A United States of America-based institution, Fogarty International Centre of the United States Institutes of Health (FICUSIH) has granted the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) US$3 million.
The grant is aimed at facilitating research and training at UZ’s health sciences department. The grant was awarded through the Partnership in Education Training and Research Advancement (PETRA) programme.
In a statement, the UZ said:
Awarded by the FICUSIH, the grant seeks to capacitate training in health professions education and research strengthening at the UZ College of Health Sciences under the Novel Education Clinical Trainees and Researchers and Promoting Excellence in Research and Enhanced Career Training programmes.
IPE/CP will be implemented through several capacity building programmes, ICT innovations and demonstration projects in various student forums and specialised patient care settings. DIS will include workshops and support of interdisciplinary projects for postgraduate students, especially in the area of HIV and Aids.
The UZCHS will lead the PETRA Consortium in the implementation of the programme (PETRA) activities at the Zimbabwean Consortium institutions. The American Universities will provide technical expertise in the thematic areas and evaluation capacity for all the programmes.
PETRA is made up of four Zimbabwean universities including UZ, National University of Science and Technology, Midlands State University and Africa University in collaboration with the University of Colorado Denver and Stanford University in the US.