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People of AMPATH: Sarah Ellen and Joe Mamlin

When Joe Mamlin, MD, retired from Wishard Memorial Hospital in 2000, he and Sarah Ellen Mamlin made a one-year commitment to return to the IU-Kenya partnership in Eldoret that they had helped to establish a decade earlier. One year turned into 20, the IU-Kenya partnership became AMPATH, and this month Joe and Sarah Ellen returned to Indiana. Their departure from Kenya was commemorated with several celebrations to recognize their two decades of service.

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People of AMPATH: In Memory of Jayne Njeri Kamau

Jayne Njeri Kamau was an outstanding child life specialist in AMPATH’s Sally Test Child Life Program. Jane was returning to Eldoret from a pediatric cancer conference and was a passenger aboard the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed on March 10. Our AMPATH family mourns Jayne’s loss and offers condolences to her family, friends, co-workers, and the patients and families she served.

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Leaders from National Institutes of Health visit AMPATH Partnership in Kenya

This month the AMPATH partnership hosted leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The group visited an AMPATH rural health center in Mosoriot, where Dr. Joe Mamlin and Dr. Sylvester Kimaiyo led the tour. At the Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, they saw clinical programs in action in as well as research that improves health care. Thank you to our NIH colleagues for supporting the AMPATH partnership!

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AMPATH Research Leader Changes Roles

Rachel Vreeman, MD, MS, is leaving Indiana for a new adventure in New York City.

In early February, Vreeman will become the Vice Chair for the Department of Health System Design and Global Health at AMPATH Consortium member Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Director of the Sinai Global Sites Network for the Arnhold Institute for Global Health.

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Uniting for Health: Uasin Gishu Zuri Health

On 12th December every year, the world marks the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) day. This year’s UHC day marks one year since the launch of the Government of Kenya’s Big Four Agenda that targets to achieve universal health coverage. UHC aims to make quality health accessible to all at a price affordable to them. Significant steps towards that goal have been made among county governments country-wide who have taken the initiative to launch their UHC plans.

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AMPATH Promotes Population Health with Universal Health Coverage

Last month AMPATH took a big step toward a vision of making access to quality health care available for all. AMPATH teams started a pilot project going door-to-door in Turbo Sub-County, immediately northwest of Eldoret, to facilitate enrollment in an affordable national health insurance product to families, especially those with informal or no employment.

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Purdue Team Helps to Develop New Wound Kit

A team from the Purdue University College of Pharmacy worked with AMPATH consortium members and MTRH staff to develop a wound compression kit that treats skin conditions and infections, particularly Kaposi Sarcoma, a debilitating infection often linked with HIV.

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