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Jill Hagey

UCSF School of Medicine Kisumu, August 2nd – 23rd 2016. Food insecurity and HIV/AIDS remain two of the main causes of mortality and morbidity in Kenya, and are intertwined in a vicious cycle where one predisposes to the other. Over 70% of people living with HIV in Kenya and Uganda are moderately or severely food […]

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Joelle Takahashi

School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver Kisumu, June 6th – July 26th 2016. I’m a 2nd year medical school student who came to Kisumu during my summer in between 1st and 2nd year of medical school. My time in Kenya was spend doing research on risk factors associated with late enrolled HIV exposed infants. […]

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Matthew Spinelli

UCSF, Internal Medicine Resident, Suba/Mbita, April 3rd – 28th 2016. I arrived at Remba clinic to a frenetic scene: fishermen were just arriving on the island in the last week after catches started to pick up. Our boat nudged between five other boats filled with fishermen tossing fish unto the beach. I walked through narrow […]

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Ali Khaki

UCSF, Internal Medicine Resident, Rongo, March 3rd – 25th 2016. The FACES clinic site in Rongo was based in the district hospital grounds making for a unique experience including both outpatient HIV care and exposure to inpatient hospital ward rounds. I also had an opportunity to do some field work with the FACES staff visiting […]

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Abigail Nimz

University of Colorado Denver, 4th Year Medical Student Kisumu, Jan 4th – 26th 2016. As a 4th year medical student I was excited to return to Kenya and continue research on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. I first came to Kenya in 2013 and worked on data collection for a cohort of infants […]

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Shamba Maisha launched in Kisumu!

Shamba Maisah is a multi-sectoral agricultural and finance intervention taking place at select sites within FACES. Participants will be trained on irrigated vegetable production, small-scale marketing, and financial management.

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Research and Program Manuscripts

Predictors of retention in HIV care among youth (15-24) in a universal test-and-treat setting in rural Kenya Lillian B Brown; James Ayieko; Florence Mwangwa; Asiphas Owaraganise; Dalsone Kwarisiima; Vivek Jain; Theodore Ruel; Tamara Clark; Douglas Black; Gabriel Chamie; Elizabeth A Bukusi; Craig R Cohen; Moses R Kamya; Maya L Petersen; Edwin D Charlebois; Diane V […]

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Implementing repeat HIV testing during pregnancy

A novel study to assess the barriers and enablers to implementing repeat HIV testing during pregnancy was just published. The study was conducted at three FACES sites (Rongo, Oyani, and Macalder) and participants identified barriers and enablers at the client, provider, facility, and health system levels. Please see this link for the full article: http://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/…/s12884-01… […]

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Christopher Carlos

UCSF, Internal Medicine Resident, Kisumu, April 4th – 29th 2016. Admittedly, prior to my clinical rotation through the FACES clinic at Lumumba Health Centre in Kisumu, my experience in global health was limited. Though I always had an interest in learning about how healthcare was delivered outside of the United States, the opportunity to rotate […]

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Xuan Li

Rush Medical College,School of Medicine. 4th Year Kisumu, Sept 2015 – April 2016. I arrived in Kisumu didn’t know what to expect. It’s my first time in Kenya and first time in Africa. This trip, just like other medical trips that I’ve taken, cemented my desire to work in improving maternal and child health. As […]

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