AMPATH Consortium welcomes Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health
The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare Consortium, led by the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been joined by University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health.
AMPATH works in collaboration with Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, to help build the care, education and research capacity of these institutions with the goal of providing access to health care for all persons throughout western Kenya. The Eck Institute for Global Health is now a full member of this consortium and will serve as the central coordinating body for AMPATH activities at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame will specifically be involved in this partnership to expand the basic science research capacity at Moi University School of Medicine. Notre Dame scientists will specialize in vector control and tropical disease research, with a history of experience and global leadership in the fight against tropical diseases such as leishmania, malaria, dengue fever and lymphatic filariasis, in addition to communicable diseases tuberculosis and Ebola. Notre Dame will be the only member of AMPATH not focused on clinical care.
Read more about this merger here.