Photographic Exhibit on IU-Kenya Partnership at the Medical Library


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The IU-Kenya partnership, housed within IU's Division of General Internal Medicine, currently has an exhibit on display in the Medical Library. The display is a photographic depiction of IU’s initiatives in Kenya, and its purpose is to bring attention to the collaborative efforts of faculty, residents and students participating in the program in Kenya and the United States.

The partnership was initially established in 1989 to foster and develop future leaders in health care for both the US and Kenya. As the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS pandemic grew over the last two decades, it became apparent that the partnership would have to respond to this health care crisis.

In 2000, IU’s Dr. Joe Mamlin asked for help in treating one Kenyan medical student afflicted with HIV. Now, 6 years later, the partnership through its AMPATH (Academic Model for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS) program is following over 27,000 HIV infected patients and adding over 1100 new patients every month. Additionally, the program has established income and food security initiatives as well as creating an orphans and vulnerable children assistance program in an effort to combat all aspects of this disease.

The display is located just inside the entrance to the Ruth Lilly Medical Library located on the IUPUI campus.

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