Indiana University has had great collaboration in Surgery over the past three years. There has been continuing regular visits from various surgery sections/department, such as general surgery, pediatric surgery, transplant, urology, ENT, plastic surgery, orthopedics and anesthesia. IU has played a role in the development of the curriculum at Moi University School of Medicine and in adding much value to the Kenyan resident training programs including orthopedics, general surgery and anesthesia.
An IU faculty member, Dr. David Matthews, continues to make 3 or 4 short-term visits to Kenya every year, usually to introduce surgeons who are visiting for the first time. This has included ENT and Urology visits most recently. In addition, physicians accompany him every year to serve as examiners in the End-of-Year exams. Moi and IU are working to try and re-establish a permanent surgery faculty presence in Eldoret, and IU has helped to obtain scholarships for two education trips by Kenyan faculty - one to the U.S. and one to Australia.
Together with Plastic Surgery, initiatives are underway to improve the burn unit facilities and care at Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital.