TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S MOVE TO SHUTTER INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTION WOULD HAVE OUTSIZED IMPACT ON AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES

A PROPOSAL to cut funding for the Fogarty International Center from the upcoming USA federal government budget by President Donald Trump’s administration has prompted an outcry from academics and educators across Africa. For decades Fogarty, part of the USA National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been instrumental in developing medical teaching and research capacity on the continent. And while its shuttering could have an outsized impact on Africa, academics say everyone – including Americans – would feel the impact of its closure. The US Congress has yet ...


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