ACEPHEM aims to  address the unmet needs of highly trained academics and researchers. We will train graduates at MSc/MPH,MPhil/PhD and MMED levels. Further, some trainees will be enrolled and trained for short courses for Malawi.

The ACEPHEM facilitates the conduct of research in public health and in the identification of commonly used medicinal plants. We aim to contribute to the quality assurance of herbal medicines. This approach is anchored throughout by the strong public health team that will train a new generation of practitioners and professionals in public health. The Center contributes to the training, collaboration, academic and research outputs of Malawi and the region in public health and herbal medicine. This will be achieved through: introduction of relevant academic programs, the conduct and facilitating relevant research by faculty, students, industry; joint mentorship and collaborating research and value addition of products for industry.

We have collaborations with key partners within the region and nationally namely, Malawi University of Science and Technology, Copperbelt University (Zambia), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), University of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Mzuzu University (MZUNI). We also have partnerships with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), The South African Herbal Science and Medicine Institute, The University of Western Cape, Andrews University (United States), St Andrews University (Scotland), the Cheng Institute (Taiwan), and the University of Strathclyde (Scotland).