Sponsored by the Ecobank Foundation, the M-PACT project supports high-quality doctor training programmes in West Africa. The three-year project increases access to clinical training on managing malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. The Royal College of Physicians runs the project in partnership with the West African College of Physicians.
One of the main aims of the programme is the establishment of five regional training centres, four of which already have been set up in Dakar, Accra, Ibadan and Abuja. Clinical training courses are being rolled out across different countries in the region. Doctors in Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal deliver the training together with the Royal College of Physician members, ensuring the sustainability of the project after the partnership ends.
Through this unique collaboration, the Ecobank Foundation contributes 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.’