Site PI (Pediatrics): Samuel Ayaya
Site PI (Internal Medicine): Lameck Diero
Statistician(s): Ann Mwangi
Data Manager: Edwin Sang
Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital partnered with collaborating medical schools in the United States, Indiana University School of Medicine and Brown Medical School, to establish the Academic Model for Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) in November 2001. The overriding goal of AMPATH is to establish and assess a working model of both urban and rural comprehensive HIV preventive and treatment services. AMPATH has leveraged the unique attributes of academic institutions to develop high-quality, high-volume HIV/AIDS patient care programs while simultaneously serving as a classroom for teaching and a laboratory for HIV-related research.
In 2004, USAID through the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiated a grant to AMPATH to scale up the delivery of antiretroviral treatment in the region. The initial goal of AMPATH was the establishment of an HIV care system which would serve the needs of both urban and rural patients and create an environment where barriers to and outcomes of antiretroviral therapy is assessed.
AMPATH has its main clinic at MTRH and satellite clinics in eight counties. It supports HIV care and treatment in 143 ART clinics, more than 192 prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) clinics and more than 266 Home-based Counseling and Testing (HCT) clinics. AMPATH cares for both pediatric (0-14) and adult (15+) patients. An average 1000 (adults and children) are enrolled monthly at all supported sites. By end of January 2016, the number of persons ever enrolled in HIV care was over 184,000 with 23% of them being children (0-14 years); and over 50% of all patients having initiated ART. The AMPATH at MTRH in Eldoret houses the Regional Data Center for the East African IeDEA consortium.