Tulane University CGHE has led the New Medical Education Initiative in Ethiopia through the development of innovative medical curriculum. It has also supported its implementation by using technology supported systems. This has reduced the time needed for completion of the training of from the traditional six years to five years.
As part of its strategic decision to support the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to deliver the national HRH plan, TU-CGHE has been providing technical assistance for training institutions so as to realize Ethiopia can achieve the national aim of increasing it skilled health sector workforce. Tulane has been providing technical assistance to St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College in modernizing its library through knowledge management system. This partnership has so far produced a state of the art and well-equipped library for current and future students to benefit from. Moreover, through this partnership, St Paul also acquired up to date teaching materials including access to e-learning materials.
Equally important, TU-CGHE has supported St Paul and Wollo University deliver an innovative medical education through providing capacity building for faculty staff as well as establishing a Clinical Skill Development Simulation Center for medical students. TU-CGHE then continued its support by developing a learning management system to help administer, document, track and report on education activities taken place both the class room and online. Additionally, Tulane has collaborated with FMOH for the procurement, installation and distribution of 20,000 tablets for the purpose medical education in Ethiopia.