Walking Together, Walking Far: How a U.S. and African Medical School Partnership Is Winning the Fight against HIV/AIDS

Walking Together, Walking Far: How a U.S. and African Medical School Partnership Is Winning the Fight against HIV/AIDS

by Fran Quigley
     
 

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A remarkable partnership between the Indiana University School of
Medicine and the Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya has built one of the
most comprehensive and successful programs in the world to control HIV/AIDS. Calling
upon the resources of the Americans, the ingenuity of the Kenyans, and their shared
determination to care for patients

Overview

A remarkable partnership between the Indiana University School of
Medicine and the Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya has built one of the
most comprehensive and successful programs in the world to control HIV/AIDS. Calling
upon the resources of the Americans, the ingenuity of the Kenyans, and their shared
determination to care for patients who had been given up for dead, the program has
been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and described as a miracle by the U.S.
ambassador to Kenya. Doctors from Kenya and the United States -- employing methods
once considered unfeasible, such as successfully administered antiretroviral regimes
-- have created a model program for saving lives and empowering the sick and
impoverished. Against formidable odds, these partners demonstrate how medicine and
caring can overturn preconceived notions about Africa and help wipe out the world's
most devastating pandemic.

Editorial Reviews

co-editor of Pulling the Right Threads - Jeanette Dickerson-Putman

"Presents compelling evidence to counter the argument that people in the developing world cannot change their behavior and incorporate drug therapy into their daily lives." —Jeanette Dickerson-Putman, co-editor of Pulling the Right Threads

Jim Morris

"This Indiana-Moi partnership is a model for how to tackle the huge challenges of HIV/AIDS and poverty in general, and one of the most inspiring examples of humanitarian partnership I have ever seen." —Jim Morris, Former Executive Director, United Nations World Food Program

Robert Aponte

"Provides an important story and critical lessons that can actually lead to the stabilization and control of the AIDS pandemic in the world, while saving millions of lives in the process." —Robert Aponte, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

From the Publisher
"Presents compelling evidence to counter the argument that people in the developing world cannot change their behavior and incorporate drug therapy into their daily lives." —Jeanette Dickerson-Putman, co-editor of Pulling the Right Threads

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253003331
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/29/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
876,160
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Fran Quigley is Director of Operations and Development for the IU--Kenya
Partnership at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He is a
lawyer and contributing columnist for the Indianapolis Star and other publications.
He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Paul Farmer is the Maude and
Lillian Presley Professor of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a
founding director of Partners In Health. Farmer has written extensively about
health, human rights, and the role of social inequalities in the distribution and
outcome of infectious diseases. His work is the subject of Tracy Kidder's book
Mountains Beyond Mountains.

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