• Nene's SAA nemesis

    No political figure seems to have the guts to speak out against Dudu Myeni, says Solly Moeng.

  • The mp3 revolution

    Ian Mann takes a look at the war between digital music and the compact disc.

  • Don't take us for fools

    It's time for businesses to stop thinking consumers are gullible, says Mandi Smallhorne.

All data is delayed
See More

US funding for African training

Mar 08 2011 16:08
Johannesburg - The top US Aids official says the US will fund training for 140 000 African healthcare workers in an initiative to "transform and dramatically increase" medical education and research on the continent.

Ambassador Eric Goosby's plan comes as the continent suffers a brain drain of doctors and nurses, recruited to work overseas as Africa shoulders the worst of the world's HIV-Aids epidemic.

Goosby says he has been frustrated watching African colleagues leave, and hopes the initiative will offer opportunities to encourage medical workers to remain or return.

About $130m from the US President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief and the National Institute of Health will be awarded as grants over five years to medical schools across sub-Saharan Africa.
healthcare  |  skills development


Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:


Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

The 25 basis points interest rate increase is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote