The Medical Training and Fellowship (METAF) Programme is an East African Development Bank (EADB) initiative aimed at reducing the burden of cancer and neurological disorders across east Africa.
METAF is an ambitious 4-year initiative to build oncology and neurology capacity in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda by increasing the number of physicians with specialist neurology and oncology skills. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is working alongside the EADB (programme sponsor) and the British Council (programme administrator) to deliver four 7-day 'Train the trainer' courses (oncology only), and a total of 28 clinical skills courses across the two specialties. By the end of April 2019, 600 east African physicians will have attended one of the courses.
Both 'Train the trainer' and clinical skills courses are open to physicians based in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda who hold a bachelor of medicine or bachelor of surgery qualification and those who have completed / are currently in a master of medicine (MMed) programme. Outstanding participants from both specialties will be invited to undertake a 2-year specialist academic and clinical training fellowship in the UK to further develop their skills.