The Impi was initiated in January 2016 at a session organised as part of the activities to launch MUII-plus. It is led by Dr Annettee Nakimuli, one of the first cohort of MUII PhD fellows, who is now a MUII+ Group Leader and PhD supervisor, and head of the Makerere College of Health Sciences Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The Impi now has about 20 regular members. A MUII+ Endeavour Award has been made to support the Impi activities, including a strategic planning meeting in January 2018. Impi members have registered success in funding applications, including further NURTURE and THRiVE2 PhD fellowships as well as research grant funding. As well, Annettee Nakimuli and her mentor Ashley Moffett (University of Cambridge) are spearheading the writing of the first textbook of African obstetrics to be published by the Cambridge University Press.