Sponsored by the Ecobank Foundation, the M-PACT project supported high-quality doctor training programmes in West Africa. The three-year project that ran until 2018 increased access to clinical training on managing malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. The Royal College of Physicians ran the project in partnership with the West African College of Physicians.
One of the main aims of the programme was the establishment of five regional training centres in Dakar, Accra, Freetown, Ibadan and Abuja. Clinical training courses were rolled out across different countries in the region. Doctors in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Senegal delivered the training together with the Royal College of Physician members, ensuring the sustainability of the project after the partnership ended.
Through this unique collaboration, the Ecobank Foundation contributed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular the third ‘Ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages’ and the fourth goal ‘Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.’