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The mission of the IU-Kenya Partnership is to:
- develop leaders in health care for the United States and Africa;
- foster the values of the medical profession; and
- promote health for the human family.
In 1989, Indiana University School of Medicine and Moi University School of
Medicine agreed to join together to develop leaders in health care for both
the U.S. and Africa. That mission inspired this team to provide invaluable
training to future generations of health care providers on both continents.
comprehensive and effective HIV/AIDS control systems.
The Indiana-Kenya Partnership responded to the resulting program called AMPATH: the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare. AMPATH treats over 100,000 HIV-positive patients at 23 sites in both urban and rural Kenya.
- Protects babies by blocking mother-to-child transmission of HIV
- Prevents HIV/AIDS through outreach to encourage safe practices, prevent the spread of the disease, and confront the deadly effects of HIV/AIDS stigma.
- Goes door-to-door throughout western Kenya testing for HIV, screening for tuberculosis and delivering treated bed nets to prevent malaria.
- Fights hunger through providing food security programs. With high-production farms and demonstration farms, we provide food assistance to up to 30,000 people per month.
- Builds self-sufficiency through offering income security programs including skills training, micro-financing, a fair-trade-certified crafts workshop and an agricultural co-operative.
- Helps orphans and vulnerable children by providing school fees, clothing and food to thousands of Kenyan children orphaned by AIDS.
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