Synopses & Reviews
From AIDS to Population Health explores the thirty-year history of a unique collaboration between the medical schools of Indiana University and Moi University in Kenya, aimed at combating the raging health emergency of HIV/AIDs in East Africa. The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) program-focuses on the medical education of health care professionals and attempts to build communities that can take care of themselves.
The overwhelming success of the AMPATH program and its continuing vibrant legacy today are showcased through dozens of striking photographs, telling interviews, and revealing anecdotes and encounters. It focuses on four of the most innovative projects among the fifty that AMPATH oversees: a micro-finance officer who organizes villagers, an oncology nurse who runs outreach clinics, a farm extension agent working in partnership with a multinational agriculture corporation to improve farm output, and a special healthcare clinic exclusively for adolescents.
Over its thirty-year history, AMPATH has served more than a million clients and trained 2,600 medical professionals and community health workers, always guided by its motto Leading with Care. From AIDS to Population Health presents their compelling stories and explores the program's continuing legacy for the first time.