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.Read More
AMPATH colleagues Laura Ruhl, MD, MPH, and Matt Turissini, MD, took very different paths to Kenya.
Along the way those paths converged to create a partnership that thrives on working to create an accessible health system in western Kenya while raising their young daughters to be global citizens.Read More
AMPATH is working to improve the system for identifying and treating mental illness in Kenya. Jakob Simmank, a reporter from the German publication Zeit Online, recently travelled through western Kenya to report on efforts to address this challenge, including AMPATH’s work to remove the stigma of mental health through education.Read More
The top global academic journal on HIV published a special issue on NCDs and HIV care spotlighting AMPATH’s global contributions to care and research.Read More
Q&A with Dr. Jeremiah Laktabai, co-leader of AMPATH’s population health department and chair of family medicine at Moi UniversityRead More
In a country with a widely dispersed population, teleconferencing technology is improving access to education and support for health workers in Kenya.Read More
AMPATH’s work is at the center of a new global initiative called Access Accelerated, a partnership working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by one-third by 2030.Read More
Martha coughs as she kneels on the dirt floor to stoke the wood in the open fire pit of her inadequately ventilated one-room cooking hut.Read More
At age 3, I was admitted to the local hospital and after staying for almost a month without anybody having any idea of why I was having problems, someone finally requested a glucose test and I was diagnosed with diabetes.Read More
As I was walking through the new Chandaria Cancer and Chronic Diseases Centre at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret, Kenya, I was reminded of the early days of diabetes mellitus (DM) care in western Kenya.Read More
There are 4 ward teams at the pediatric hospital at Moi University: Tumaini ('Hope' in Swahili) 1 and 2 and Upendo ('Love' in Swahili) 1 and 2.
This summer the chemotherapy tent outside the AMPATH Centre was taken down and the doors of the Chandaria Cancer and Chronic Disease Centre were open for business.Read More
According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Mental Health Atlas, nearly one in 10 people have a mental health disorder worldwide; however, only one percent of the global health workforce is working in mental health.Read More
"Would you prefer the happiness of scratching a mosquito bite over the happiness of not having a mosquito bite in the first place?"Read More
June 21, 2013, marked a momentous occasion as delegates and leaders from the Kenyan Ministery of Health gathered with colleagues from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and AMPATH Consortium partners, Duke and Indiana Universities, to celebrate the opening of a ten bed cardiac care unit in Western Kenya.Read More