Most doctors and other experts will tell you that it is important to stay active in retirement. John Lawrence, MD, and his wife Dale took that advice to heart...literally.
When Dr. Lawrence retired, his bags were already packed. The very next day he and Dale left for Kenya to begin a decade of collaboration with Kenyan and North American colleagues to enhance the cardiac care provided through the AMPATH partnership.
Douglas Momanyi, a clinical officer, has been working for the last nine years seeing clients every day. . The AMPATH Comprehensive Care Clinic was once a clinic where only HIV care and testing was provided. Today, the same clinic serves all chronic diseases.
Terry Vik, MD, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children, will travel to Kenya later this summer as a Fulbright Scholar. His Fulbright award will enable him to train the first class of pediatric hematology-oncology fellows and conduct research.
The name Sally Test has become synonymous with the child life program that provides educational and recreational activities for children at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and Shoe4Africa Children’s Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. This summer, for the first time, members of the Test family visited the center named after their matriarch.
“The decision to return to Eldoret, not even a year after leaving, was a simple one. The minute I departed from Nairobi I knew I would be back as soon as I could. I had no doubts that I would return to learn and live life for another month in the place that had made me a better version of myself, as well as a better citizen of the world.”
A quiet, private gesture of generosity gave birth and momentum to what has become one of the largest HIV treatment programs in the world. After more than 15 years, the story behind the Mosoriot Clinic can finally be shared.
AMPATH is extremely grateful for the support of donors such as Tim and Tonia Hassinger. The Hassingers have been supporting AMPATH since 2015 and most recently provided matching funds for AMPATH’s year-end fundraising campaign. Tonia Hassinger shares her passion for AMPATH:
AMPATH ENT camps occur every February and are a time where North American otolaryngologists join their counterparts at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) to see patients in clinic and perform surgeries.