Specifically, the programme aims to: a. To implement physician-scientists exchange and staff mobility exchange systems in support of the MSc. and Ph.D. programmes in highly-specialised medical disciplines. b. To provide platforms for African physicians to obtain joint/dual sandwich postgraduate medical science degrees. c. To develop legal frameworks between the HEIs within this consortium for recognition of qualifications and transfer of credits. d. To develop inter-institutional guidelines for exchange of staff in academia and research within the partnership on short-term basis. e. To build local training/teaching/research capacity of physician-scientists in the HEIs through seminars and workshops.