Walking Together, Walking Far

Walking Together, Walking Far

How a U.S. and African Medical School Partnership Is Winning the Fight against HIV/AIDS
Fran Quigley
Foreword by Paul Farmer
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/8/2009
Format: paper 176 pages, 30 b&w photos
6.125 x 9.25 x .4375
ISBN: 978-0-253-22089-9
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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 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.

Author Bio

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.

Reviews

"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

"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

"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

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Paul Farmer
Acknowledgments

1. Daniel
2. Birth of a Partnership
3. "We All Need to Be Doing More"
4. "Seldom Has History Offered a Greater Opportunity"
5. "We Are Not a Mortuary"
6. Can Foreign Aid Work?
7. The Power of the Academic Health Center
8. AMPATH in Action
9. Moving Upstream
Epilogue

Index
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