Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH)

Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) fosters a comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS control that complements and enhances the existing health infrastructure. It provides comprehensive, integrated and sustainable efforts in HIV prevention and care, primary health care, and chronic disease management. It achieves its objectives by addressing food and income security needs, delivering and monitoring ARV treatment, and fostering prevention of HIV transmission through community-based health education and prevention of maternal-to-child transmission.
Established in 2001, AMPATH is a partnership between Moi University School of Medicine, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and a consortium of U.S. medical schools led by Indiana University. Key partners include the Ministry of Health, National AIDS and STI Control Program, Division of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Labor and Social Services.
AMPATH is a successful model of HIV/AIDS control that uses a system- based approach to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS by closely linking clinical care, research and training. Currently Kenya’s largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS care program, it has enrolled more than 160,000 HIV patients throughout western Kenya.
Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare works with all levels of health providers from the highest levels of government to community health workers to provide effective and culturally appropriate care.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 11:45am