The Academic Model for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH)
In Eldoret, Kenya, AMPATH has pioneered effective programs for treating AIDS patients and preventing new infections. Most patients are smallholder farmers. AMPATH is providing treatment to patients via ARV drugs and has initiated programs to help them and their families achieve food security and a sustainable livelihood. Good nutrition has been found to be critical in the success of AMPATH will be to develop programs that ensure income and food security for citizens of Western Kenya. The Family Preservation Initiative (FPI) is the AMPATH organization charged with improving the food and income security of patients and their families. AMPATH was started in 2001 by Indiana University (IU) Medical School and the Moi University Medical School to address the emerging problem of HIV/AIDS in the Eldoret area.
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