At the IU School of Medicine, we’re leading the way
Thirty years ago, doctors from the Indiana University School of Medicine traveled to Kenya to begin a decades-long partnership with Moi University.
A vision for hope was shared by all: build a holistic health program for the people of Kenya.
In 2001, the successful collaboration became known as AMPATH: western Kenya’s first system of sustainable healthcare for an entire population. And a new and deliberate decision was made: take on the growing HIV epidemic in Kenya, one patient at a time.
Today, AMPATH is one of Africa’s largest and most successful HIV care programs. Led by Indiana University, it’s become an internationally recognized global healthcare model that provides lifesaving care for chronic diseases and tools for empowerment.
It’s also grown to include 12 North American universities, in addition to Moi University, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, and the Kenyan government.
IU School of Medicine’s Joe Mamlin: A founder of AMPATH
“Mamlin’s greatest reservoir of stories—involving death and life, generosity and mischief, bravery and beauty—stem from his central role in what might be Indiana University’s noblest endeavor, the School of Medicine’s initiative to help build a healthcare system in western Kenya and its fight there to turn the tide against AIDS.”—from the Fall 2019 issue of IU Medicine magazine