AMPATH: A Strategic Partnership in Kenya
Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships, Institute of International Education, 2016
11 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2016
Date Written: March 1, 2016
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
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