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Gardner Steeped in AMPATH's Culture

The new head of AMPATH learned from its founders and will helm the IU-led consortium as its mission evolves.

Bobby King  |  Apr 10, 2020

Not Your Average Joe

JOE MAMLIN is a storyteller.  It’s a consequence, perhaps, of growing up a “poor hillbilly” (his words) in western North Carolina. He tells stories about going out west as a young man to work as a lumberjack; about making money for college by selling Bibles—and being good at it; about meeting tobacco scion R.J. Reynolds Jr., who founded the scholarship that paid for Mamlin’s medical school. He talks of being in the Peace Corps, teaching at a fledgling medical school […]

Exporting Better Health

HUDDLED IN a Ghanaian hotel room, AMPATH’s founders didn’t think they were laying out a roadmap for redefining global health. They were trying to decide where to put down roots.  The quartet of doctors—Bob Einterz, Joe Mamlin, Charlie Kelley and Dave Van Reken—had already trekked to the roof of the world in Nepal and the highlands of western Kenya before coming to the warm shores of Ghana on their search.  “We all thought it could be successful,” said Einterz, associate […]

‘No more tents’

COURTNEY ROBERTS peered out the window of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, and she instantly recognized an alley she had never set foot in before. There were the cinderblock walls. The patch of ground was unchanged. She imagined patients lining both sides. They sat in plastic lawn chairs. IV lines dangled from their arms. Metal pans rested next to them on the ground, waiting to be snatched up if nausea became too much to bear. It was […]