Indianapolis Star (01.01.08) - Friday, January 04, 2008
The situation in Kenya, where at least 300 people have been
killed in riots sparked by the disputed results of a
presidential election, is being closely watched by the
administrators of the Indiana University-Kenya Partnership.
The project, which last year received a $60 million US grant
to triple its size, is providing treatment to some 50,002
Kenyans with HIV/AIDS. Fran Quigley, the effort's director of
operations, said most of its US employees had returned home
for the holidays when the unrest erupted. Program Director Dr.
Joseph Mamlin, an IU professor, and his wife are in a secure
location in Kenya, "but they're concerned for the safety of
their Kenyan colleagues and concerned for the overall
stability of the country," Quigley said. "We hope that whoever
is in control, it will not affect our ability to deliver
care." The project was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in