Global Health Clinical Impact
By participating in the delivery of health services to individuals and populations in environments with limited access to medical resources, IU School of Medicine with the IU Center for Global Health and other partners is helping to build health systems that eliminate health disparities locally and worldwide. Faculty physicians and medical researchers are key stakeholders actively informing global health strategies with leading organizations and institutions, including the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, the American Association of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the National Institutes of Health.
The Power of Academic Medicine on Global Health
Improving Population Health in Western Kenya
IU School of Medicine is the founding U.S. partner and leader of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), a globally praised, large-scale, community-based program that is dramatically improving population health in western Kenya through research, training and delivery of health care services. A consortium of institutional partners from North America work closely with colleagues at Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya.
In collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Health (MoH), the AMPATH consortium serves a population of more than four million people in western Kenya. With more than 10 years of funding through USAID-PEPFAR, the AMPATH-MoH HIV care delivery system has provided HIV care to more than 200,000 people in Kenya. Lessons learned from the AMPATH-MoH health care delivery system have been widely disseminated, and many of those lessons have been incorporated into other health care systems.