About ashie charles
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Academic Model for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS - AMPATH
Website: http://www.iukenya.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: Kenya About: The Academic Model for Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) is is the largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS program in Kenya and is a partnership between Indiana and Moi Universities, (in U.S. and Kenya respectively) with participation by a large number of other U.S. universities, mainly through research collaborations. AMPATH is a working model of urban and rural HIV preventive and treatment services in the public sector. AMPATH cares for more than 55,000 HIV infected adults and children, with nearly one-half of all patients on anti-retroviral drugs, and enrollment into the program rising by 2,000 patients per month. A robust program to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV has been initiated including an opt-out testing policy and programs fostering triple anti-retroviral therapy of pregnant woman and formula feeding of newborns. AMPATH has implemented programs that foster food and economic security for HIV infected persons and their families.
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