Since the 1970s, UMB has been engaged in important public health initiatives around the world. In September 2009, the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) was formed as a nonprofit affiliate of UMB to support the implementation of UMB's international programs.

MGIC was established to support UMB activities and projects requiring specialized engagement and infrastructure to carry out UMB's mission globally. This includes when a sustained international presence is necessary to execute UMB research and other programs in the form of dedicated personnel, physical office space, a bank account, or similar infrastructure outside the US. 

As of 2022, MGIC has UMB-approved affiliates, known as “country offices,” in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. Some of these affiliates are registered as separate corporations, while others are international branches. In addition, MGIC has registered international branches in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Haiti but does not currently operate in those countries.

International Operations administers the MGIC affiliates on behalf of UMB and activates the use of MGIC when appropriate for any department or unit to safely and effectively implement international activities on behalf of UMB. 

Botswana Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation – Botswana

Plot 5348, Extension 12, Matsaakgang

Gaborone, Botswana

Democratic Republic of the Congo Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

Avenue Charpentier 1432, 1ere rue Funa


Kinshasa, République démocratique du Congo

Kenya Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

KREP Centre, Wood Avenue, 6th Floor


Nairobi, Kenya

Malawi Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

Area 13/92, Golden Peacock Shopping Centre

City Centre

Lilongwe, Malawi

Mozambique Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

Avenida Mao-Tse-Tung, Numero 1401

Vivenda Isolada

Maputo, Mozambique

Nigeria MGIC Nigeria Ltd/Gte

Plot No. 129, Yakubu Gowon Crescent


Abuja, Nigeria

Rwanda Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

Multimedia Village, Kagina Cell

Kicukiro Sector, Kicukiro District

Kigali, Rwanda

Tanzania Maryland Global Initiatives Tanzania

Plot No. 1076 Buzwagi Road

Msansani Peninsula

Kinondoni Municipality

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Zambia Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

DG Office Park II

31 C Bishops Road

Block 1, 3rd Floor

Lusaka, Zambia