IUPUI’s partnership with Kenya and Moi University engages faculty, staff and students across campus and in the community.
Our relationship with Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, dates back to 1989, when the IU School of Medicine began collaboration with Moi University’s Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The shining light of the IU-Kenya partnership is AMPATH–a $75 million project dedicated to improving the health of Kenyans, particularly through the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. AMPATH, the Academic Model for Providing Access to Healthcare, is one the largest university health partnerships in the world and serves the healthcare needs of 3 million Kenyans.
Kenya Collaboration Building on Health
AMPATH collaborators quickly discovered that medical treatment alone is not enough to respond to Kenya’s healthcare challenges. Over the past decade, many IUPUI schools joined the Moi University partnership and developed initiatives supporting AMPATH efforts, such as:
- A Social Science Research Network of more than 25 research projects involved IU/IUPUI and Moi faculty integrating areas such as sociology, anthropology, political science, traditional medicine, and geography with health.
- The Legal Aid Centre of Eldoret (LACE) addressing human rights issues faced by Kenyans with HIV/AIDS
- Establishment of a Research Ethics Partnership at IU and Moi with ongoing bioethics training and student exchanges through NIH funding.
- Joint research symposiums engaging Moi and IU faculty on topics including education and peace
- Advising and support for creating Moi University’s academic programs in dentistry, social work, and nursing.
Join the Kenya Partnership
Monthly meetings of the IUPUI Moi Steering Committee/Kenya Interest Group convene faculty, students, staff and community members involved in Kenya-related projects.
Recent Kenya News
The AMPATH collaboration between IUPUI and Moi University in Kenya was highlighted in NAFSA's International Educator magazine.
The IU School of Medicine’s partnership with Moi University in Kenya is responsible for a restoration of hope in many African children living with HIV/AIDS through the medical research, advanced on-site healthcare, fundraising and patient support it provides.
IUPUI recognizes that the terror attack killing 147 people at Garissa University College is a tragedy for all universities and peoples within and outside of Kenya. Garissa University College is a constituent college of Moi University, IUPUI's longtime partner. Learn about our fundraising efforts and response.
On June 17, 2015, Dr. Bob Einterz, Director of the IU Center for Global Health, presented Moi University Vice-Chancellor Richard Mibey with a check for approximately $4,000 to support the Garissa students who are now completing their semester at the main campus. Funds were raised from the IU community and AMPATH Consortium.
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has developed a 10-week pilot study program designed to impart foundational business knowledge and skills to the people of Kenya through its strategic international partnership with Moi University.
The latest in a continuing exchange of ideas and best practices between the Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI and the Moi University School of Education in Eldoret, Kenya, took place in Indianapolis. Faculty from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Moi held the second annual Faculty Symposium on Research and Teaching on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 29 and 30, at the Lilly Auditorium on the lower level of the IUPUI University Library.