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B Y D AV I D T O B E N K I N

From a tiny sapling, a mighty tree can grow.
In the late 1980s, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
and Kenya's Moi University began a small
partnership exchanging medical faculty,
focused on the challenges of establishing
a Moi University (Moi) medical school.
African
"We had four Indiana University faculty with experiBaobab Tree
ence working in developing countries who were dedicated
to establishing a linkage with a health sciences center in
the developing world at a time when there were almost no
avenues for individual academics to engage globally," says
Robert Einterz, one of the four Indiana University faculty
members. "We were looking for opportunities in research,
care, and training. Moi was starting its second medical
school in Eldoret and they had four faculty members looking for linkages, too. They wanted help establishing their
school of medicine, more teachers, and faculty collaboration opportunities. We found each other."
The HIV/AIDS crisis helped transform the relationship. As the epidemic swept across western Kenya in the
early 1990s, the collaboration dramatically scaled up and
an expanded version of the partnership, the Academic
Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), was
born. The priority in AMPATH's early years was in "putting out the fire" of HIV/AIDS with every AMPATH clinic

operating as a frontline resource, a classroom, and a laboratory, notes AMPATH: A Strategic Partnership in Kenya,
a description of the program authored by Ian McIntosh,
director of international partnerships at IUPUI, and Eunice Kamaara, a professor of religious studies at Moi.
The AMPATH collaboration has grown into a sprawling
North-South, U.S.-Kenya medical partnership that provides
opportunities for faculty members from both institutions in
education, research, and clinical service health and social
services to a wide swath of residents in western Kenya. It
now includes multiple units at both institutions, as well as a
consortium of 11 partners in the United States and Canada.
Currently, there are more than 600,000 patients enrolled
in AMPATH-of whom more than 160,000 have HIV/
AIDS-who receive care at 25 Ministry of Health Centers
and 46 satellite clinics, McIntosh and Kamaara note.
In so doing, AMPATH programs are able to address
many of the broader dimensions of health care for the
community, such as safe water, nutrition, and family
preservation, and also have become engaged in related
fields such as legal aid, business development, and clinical pastoral education.
"We had no idea it would become this big," says Einterz, now an associate dean for global health at Indiana
University.

Collaborat
with

International partnerships with
higher education institutions in Africa
are growing as the continent has
an increasing demand for higher education.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - September/October 2016

Frontlines
In Brief
Insights
Collaborating with Africa
Rice University Finds a Natural Partner in Brazil
Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
Foreign Student Affairs
In Focus
Going Social
Advice from the Field
Using Social Media to Recruit Chinese Students
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
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