AMPATH: A Strategic Partnership in Kenya

Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships, Institute of International Education, 2016

11 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2016

See all articles by Ian Mcintosh

Ian Mcintosh

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - School of Liberal Arts, Office of International Affairs

Eunice Kamaara

Moi University

Date Written: March 1, 2016

Abstract

The North-South, U.S.-Kenya medical collaboration known as the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), is a core component of the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis-Moi University Strategic Partnership. AMPATH was founded as a joint program of the medical schools of Indiana and Moi Universities but now includes multiple units at both institutions, as well as a consortium of partners in the United States, Kenya, and Canada. The partnership between Indiana University (and in particular its IUPUI campus) and Moi University began in the late 1980s as a small-scale exchange program dedicated to the establishment of the Moi University medical school. A tripartite mission provided opportunities for faculty members from both institutions in education, research, and clinical service. This paper describes the origins and operations of this holistic medical program which has been nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Keywords: AMPATH, Kenya, medicine HIV/AIDS, Indian University, IUPUI

Suggested Citation

Mcintosh, Ian and Kamaara, Eunice, AMPATH: A Strategic Partnership in Kenya (March 1, 2016). Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships, Institute of International Education, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2768205

Ian Mcintosh (Contact Author)

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - School of Liberal Arts, Office of International Affairs ( email )

United States

Eunice Kamaara

Moi University ( email )

PO Box
1948
Eldoret, Rift Valley 30100
Kenya

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
110
Abstract Views
775
Rank
392,224
PlumX Metrics