The New Year is upon us and we anticipate a very busy 2018 as we assist the Palliative Care Team in Eldoret.
This month Dr. Colleen Brown from St. Vincent’s Indianapolis is in Eldoret. She is accompanied by Peter Baenziger a Pediatrician currently doing a Palliative Care fellowship at Indiana University. They are working to develop improved services at the Children’s Hospital. They are also working with Dr. Peter Kussin, an expert in Intensive Care from Duke University and a leader in palliative care in the ICU setting. Dr. Kussin has a long history of providing care in Eldoret and is working with the team to develop palliative care training in internal medicine at Moi University.
I will be traveling to Eldoret in April and am excited that two new palliative care specialists will be joining us. Dr. Thomas “Ti” Jones is an oncologist and palliative care specialist working in Lafayette Indiana. He recently returned from a year of Peace Corps service in Uganda. His experience in Africa and expertise in cancer care will be a great addition to the team. We also will have Dr. Lindsay Dow come for her first visit. She is a palliative care faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is leading the educational efforts for the medical students at Mount Sinai and we will lean heavily on her experience in curriculum development. The goal in April is to show Drs. Jones and Dow the lay of the land so they can return for future visits and work independently with the team.
I want to recognize the wonderful support of the wound care nurses at Bloomington Hospital who donated a generous number of colostomy supplies. The Palliative Care Team in Eldoret is always in need of these items. Thanks also to Colleen who brought them with her to Kenya!
While AMPATH’s focus is to provide support, it is Dr. Korir and her team mates Daisy, Phanice, Susan, and their new clinical officer Silvanus who are doing the real work. We will continue to assist in their efforts as best we can.
I look forward to providing future updates and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Jan 9, 2018
A Year of Thanks
By Katherine MacDonald - Project Co-Leader
We simply want to take this time to give thanks to all who have supported us, the AMPATH adolescent providers, the staff and the adolescents. The clinic has been operating for just over one year, and the adolescents would not have had a medical home, it if weren't for you.
This year brings much ahead: Starting a reproductive health care catered to street connected youth, further rolling out of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, and more skills trainings in art work in collaboration with a well-established AMPATH supported initiative, Imani Workshop.
Thank you again for staying involved! Asante Sana!
Dec 22, 2017
Asante Sana for your support & Happy Holidays!
By Deborah Neary - Ast. Director of Communications
Likizo ya furaha (Happy Holidays) from Kenya! As the year comes to an end, we continue to be so grateful for your support of the Dr. Joe Mamlin Humanitarian Fund.
Lives are truly saved and changed by your generous donations to AMPATH. As many of you know, this has been a challenging year for Kenya, but here we are at the end of 2017, on the other side of doctors’ strikes, nurses’ strikes, and two Presidential elections.
AMPATH's programs have been shaped and inspired by Dr. Mamlin's vision to treat the whole patient, not just a disease or an illness. AMPATH's Population Health approach with universal insurance coverage for all has made significant gains in 2017. Universal health coverage is not easy to attain but the dream of Dr. Joe Mamlin and AMPATH's visionary leaders is moving forward.
We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and thank you again for supporting AMPATH!