Moi University School of Medicine
Moi School of Medicine is Kenya’s 2nd largest medical school. It offers undergraduate programs including Bachelor of medicine and surgery as well as postgraduate programs in several medical and surgical fields that include, but are not limited to, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, radiology and medical education. The school fosters community-based education and health services in a number of urban and rural health centers. MOI expanded its research portfolio from a meager $100,000 U.S. dollars in 2000 to an estimated $15 million U.S. dollars in 2011. The majority of these funds were granted by the NIH.
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH)
MTRH is the major teaching hospital affiliated with Moi University, serving a catchment population of approximately 13 million persons. The hospital became a state corporation in 1998. Its mission is to provide accessible specialized quality health care services and teaching facilities through research, training, capacity building, innovation and participation in national health planning. With an inpatient capacity of 750 beds, an active casualty department, and a wide array of outpatient specialty clinics, MTRH provides care to more than 600,000 inpatients and outpatients annually. A large proportion of the clinical care service within the hospital is provided by the faculty of Moi University.
DUKE has actively collaborated with Moi and MTRH since joining the AMPATH (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare) Consortium http://www.ampathkenya.org/ in 2006.
All Duke trainee assignments are contingent upon faculty availability, primarily focusing on the cardiology service, inpatient medical wards, psychiatry and/or ICU. Additional experiences can be arranged in outpatient clinical services caring for patients with a spectrum of poverty-related diseases, especially tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV infection.
Duke residents/fellows on two month clinical elective rotations typically do not engage in research efforts. However, substantial research efforts are underway by faculty and trainees participating in the Global Health Pathway. These efforts address a broad range of subjects including cardiopulmonary rehab, prevalence of airway disease and cardiac function in children with HIV. Funding for this research has been provided by the National Institutes of Health, the pharmaceutical industry, and private donors. Read more about current global health research projects in Eldoret on the Duke Global Health Institute website (http://globalhealth.duke.edu/priority-partnership-locations/eldoret-kenya).