In a special report to the San Francisco Chronicle, journalist Doug Sovern, reports from Kenya on the important work of the UCSF-supported Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), a health clinic located in Nairobi and Kisimu, Kenya. Following is a brief synopsis of the Chronicle article, which can be accessed in full at this link.
"This clinic is saving my village," Vicki Achieng says. Before it opened, "people suffered. And most of the people died."
This clinic, and another like it in Nairobi, was conceived by Dr. Craig Cohen, 47 (right), a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF. Five years ago, Cohen created Faces – Family AIDS Care and Education Services – with Dr. Elizabeth Anne Bukusi of the Kenya Medical Research Institute.
It started as a research project, but since then, Faces has served more than 75,000 Kenyans such as Achieng at its own clinics and about 60 others operated by Kenya's Ministry of Health and supported by the Faces team.
Listen to Dr. Cohen discuss FACES in a podcast excerpted from an interview with the CoE's Brian Auerbach.
To hear Sover n's radio documentary, "AIDS in Africa: Faces of Hope," and for a slide show and Web links, follow this link.