On August 24, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will lead a university delegation on a two-week trip to Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa—the first trip to Africa by a sitting president in more than two decades. The trip will further IU’s educational reach internationally; increase academic and research opportunities for the university’s students and faculty; and strengthen one of its most effective global partnerships.
Central to the trip will be a series of meetings with the Academic Model for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH) program in Eldoret, Kenya. AMPATH is a historic academic-medical partnership among a consortium of U.S. educational institutions, led by the IU School of Medicine, and the Moi University School of Medicine. McRobbie will be the first IU president to tour the groundbreaking program, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive programs working to combat HIV/AIDS.