Kenya Pediatric Research Working Group
Since 1989, the Indiana University School of Medicine and Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya have worked in partnership to develop leaders in health care for both the US and Africa. This partnership improves global health through several key programs:
- AMPATH: The Academic Model for the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS cares for over 62,000 Kenyan patients infected with HIV, including over 10,000 children in 19 clinics in Western Kenya. The program also feeds 30,000 patients a week and offers microenterprise training and opportunities.
- Medical Exchange: Medical students, residents, and faculty members from IUSM spend months working on the hospital wards in Kenya, and those from Kenya come to IUSM. Since 1990, over 190 medical residents and 180 students from IUSM have taken elective rotations in Kenya.
- Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Mother and Baby Hospital in Kenya: Opening in 2008 or 2009, the new Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Mother and Baby Hospital on the Moi campus in Eldoret, Kenya will be the site of up to 10,000 deliveries each year. It will include the first newborn intensive care unit in East Africa. Up to fifty newborn babies can be cared for at one time.
- Kenya Pediatric Research Working Group: A collaboration of pediatric faculty members from the US and from Kenya work together on research projects to benefit children's health in Kenya and globally in resource-limited settings.