Ruth Lilly Foundation Awards $7 Million for Global Health Research

The has announced a $7 million grant from the in support of efforts to address healthcare disparities and advance global health research, education, and healthcare delivery for underserved populations.

The grant will be used to strengthen program development at the and establish two endowed chairs for its program, a collaboration among a consortium of North American academic health centers, and , both in Kenya, and the Kenyan government. Created in 2001 in response to the HIV crisis in western Kenya, AMPATH has since expanded to address the challenges of healthcare access in resource-limited communities and currently serves four million people.

The foundation has long supported AMPATH, including a $4 million gift in 2013 for construction of the Chandaria Cancer and Chronic Diseases Centre at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

"This new commitment will help us to better serve Kenyan families," said Robert Einterz, director of the IU Center for Global Health, "and continue to expand our initiatives to address the critical needs for primary health care, chronic disease care, and specialty care for the entire population, leaving no one behind."

"." Indiana University Press Release 07/27/2016.