As people, ideas and diseases from around the world continue to become more interconnected, understanding and addressing global health is increasingly important. At IU School of Medicine, global health is about changing and improving health around the world, particularly in resource-limited places. The school’s international footprint in health care practice, policy and research spans more than ten countries on four continents.
In particular, IU School of Medicine is known for establishing the AMPATH partnership with Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya – a model collaboration between academic medical institutions that has been thriving since 1989. AMPATH now includes more than 12 North American academic institutions and has trained thousands of students. The consortium brings together hundreds of physicians and researchers and provides patient care to millions of Kenyan patients. Through this and other global health partnerships, IU School of Medicine is improving health care delivery, offering a platform for collaborative research, and enhancing medical education worldwide.