Indiana University School of Medicine
In 1989, Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine formed a partnership with Moi University School of Medicine to deliver health services, conduct health research and develop leaders in health care for both the U.S. and Africa. By helping to build Kenya's second medical school, IU also consequently helped build a healthcare system for western Kenya.
In 2001, in the face of the deadliest pandemic in human history, the partners joined forces to create one of Africa's largest, most comprehensive and effective HIV/AIDS control systems, AMPATH. Many other North American academic health centers have joined Indiana University in building this system, and they are known as the AMPATH Consortium. This Consortium is led by Indiana University School of Medicine, and the director and secretariat for the program sit within IU.
Indiana University faculty and staff lead many of the AMPATH programs with their Kenyan counterparts. For example, some of the programs in which IU leads the charge include:
- Palliative Care
- Legal Aid Centre of Eldoret
- Orphans and Vulnerable Children
- Sally Test Pediatric Centre
- Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)
- Family Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Laboratory and Pathology
In addition, IU School of Medicine provides training experiences and hosts 4-6 Kenyan medical students and 4 Kenyan registrars (MMEDs) per year. IU also has a robust interdepartmental residency track in global health and provides opportunities for medical students and residents to travel to Kenya for training.
Other areas of IU that have partnered in Kenya include:
Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
The Regenstrief Institute supports AMPATH's informatics and research missions. The North American co-leaders of the AMPATH Research Program and AMPATH Biomedical Informatics Program are Regenstrief Investigators and manage those AMPATH programs from within the Regenstrief Centers for Biomedical Informatics and Health Services Research. Regenstrief shares the AMPATH mission of designing, implementing, and rigorously assessing improvements to the health care system to enhance the processes and outcomes of care. The Regenstrief Institute embraces AMPATH's academic approach to developing long-term partnerships to both support academic careers of investigators who develop new knowledge that is generalizable to other health care settings caring for vulnerable patients.
IUPUI-Moi Strategic Alliance
The IUPUI-Moi University (MU) strategic alliance is one of Indiana University's most significant international collaborations. Building upon the foundation established between our Schools of Medicine the partnership has now expanded to include a wide range of schools and subject areas across both IUPUI and Moi University, including:
- Social Work
- Center on Philanthropy
- Liberal Arts
- Nursing Education
- University Library
In the IUPUI-MU model for strategic international alliance, we aim to create a binational community of collaboration and dialogue. Our students, faculty and staff-as global citizens-have a direct connection and a deep appreciation of each other's region and its issues.In signing a memorandum of strategic alliance in November 2006, IUPUI and Moi University agreed to explore the potential for collaboration in all areas of university activity by:
- Creating study abroad and exchange opportunities for students, faculty and staff
- Linking academic and non-academic units in relationships that are mutually beneficial
- Holding joint seminars, workshops and conferences
- Developing courses, videoconferences, and other learning tools that will help deepen our understanding of each other
- Undertaking collaborative activities through joint grants and other funding
- Sharing resources and enhancing the capacity of each university in teaching, research and service.