Kevin R. Knox, M.D. was in Kenya this week as part of the partnership between Indiana University in the United States and Moi University in Kenya. Dr. Knox will be providing educational expertise as well as medical care.
The partnership between Indiana University in the United States and Moi University in Kenya represents a unique model. Since 1989, Indiana University School of Medicine and Moi University School of Medicine (MUSM) in Eldoret, Kenya have collaborated to promote collegial relationships between American and Kenyan medical doctors, scientists, and students, and to develop leaders in hea
lth care in Kenya and the United States. The mission of this new partnership was to develop leaders in health for the United States and Africa, foster the values of the medical profession, and promote health and well-being in both countries.
This medical school-medical school partnership is built on the premise that individual and institutional good derives from the integrity of individual counterpart relationships. The IUSM-MUSM partnership emphasizes bilateral exchange, mutual benefit, and long-term commitment. The partnership is departmentally based and integrated across multiple disciplines and throughout all levels of both institutions from student body to Department Heads and Deans. Funding comes from multiple sources including philanthropic support.