Show: December 2, 2012:
- How can doctors combat violence?
- Can swimming spur development in young children?
- What role does fat grafting play in plastic surgery?
- Can a new care model improve outcomes for patients with Alzheimer’s disease?
- How is HIV treated today?
- Can math anxiety trigger physical pain?
- How is the Riley Mother Baby Hospital in Kenya impacting mothers?
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How is the Riley Mother Baby Hospital in Kenya impacting mothers?
Interview: James Lemons, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Riley Hospital.
Indiana University School of Medicine has partnered with Moi University in Kenya since 2001 to provide holistic health care to Kenyans. James Lemons, M.D., professor of pediatrics at IU School of Medicine, discusses his contribution to the creation of the Riley Mother Baby Hospital in Kenya. Lemons says the creation of the hospital was driven by the marginalization of mothers and babies in developing countries. Over 8,000 babies a year are delivered at the hospital, which is run by Kenyan physicians and nurses. Through their efforts, the rate of transmission of HIV between mothers and babies in Kenya has declined from 35 percent to less than 1 percent because of screening efforts by AMPATH and the IU School of Medicine and Moi University partnership. This is a monumental move toward eliminating the incidence of childhood HIV in Africa.