The Brown Kenya Program is a bilateral medical exchange program between the Alpert School of Medicine (Providence, RI, USA) and Moi University School of Medicine (Eldoret, Kenya). This program is a part of a large multi school consortium called AMPATH (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare). Brown Medical School has been part of the consortium since 1998. The exchange includes opportunities for medical students, residents and faculty to live and work at the opposite site.
Founded in 1989, AMPATH is an academic medical partnership between North American academic health centers led by the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Moi University School of Medicine, centered in Eldoret, Kenya, and both the US and Kenyan governments. The program seeks to provide comprehensive services to a population of 3.5 million people in western Kenya through its three-way mission of care, research, and training. Brown University joined the AMPATH consortium in 1998. Please click here to read more about the AMPATH program at Brown.
Brown/Moi Training Program for the Prevention of HIV related Cervical Cancer
Susan Cu-Uvin MD (Professor OB/GYN; Director, GHI) received a five year, $1.5 million training granted entitled the Brown/Moi Training Program for the Prevention of HIV related Cervical Cancer from the Fogarty International Center and the National Cancer Institute, to be administered by the Brown Global Health Initiative. Elkanah Omenge Orang'o, MBChB, MMED from Moi University, Eldoret Kenya, will co-lead the program along with Katina Robison MD (Asst Professor OB/GYN ) serving as co-investigator.
The focus of this proposed research training program is the understanding of the pathogenesis of cervical cancer in WLHIV (women living with HIV) and to optimize the screening, prevention and treatment of HIV related cervical cancer. A multidisciplinary group of Kenyan researchers will be trained to conduct HIV, HPV, cervical cancer-related studies with the end goal of decreasing cervical cancer-related deaths among WLHIV. The grant will train a cadre of long term graduate trainees and clinical research scholars from Kenya at Brown. The ultimate goal is to develop a cadre of multidisciplinary researches in Western Kenya who will anchor research in this NIH priority area and to increase research capacity on HIV and cervical cancer in Kenya.