The Global Health Implementation (GHI) initiative was launched in 2013 and is a collaborative initiative between the College of Medicine in Malawi, University of Malawi (UNIMA) and the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. This builds on a long term partnership between the institutions. One of the more recent and ongoing collaborations involved the development of the curriculum management system for undergraduate and postgraduate students at COM, and is the same as used at St Andrews.
The GHI initiative is directed by an executive group with representation from both institutions and a steering group in both institutions.
Through the philanthropy of Ann Gloag, the programme in Global Health Implementation is taking shape within the School of Medicine. Professor William Stones joined the School in late 2013 and he and Dr Bernie O’Hare are taking activities forward together with colleagues within the School, across the University and with external collaborators. They are also consolidating the long standing relationship between St Andrews and the Malawi College of Medicine via their joint appointments in their School of Public Health and Family Medicine and departments of Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. They are also collaborating with colleagues in Chancellor College, UNIMA.