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Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases

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TREE provides technical assistance in the areas of clinical HIV care, fiscal management, and monitoring and evaluation to the Coptic Hope Centers for Infectious Diseases, a group of HIV treatment clinics.

TREE helped establish the clinics in collaboration with the Coptic Christian Mission in 2004. At the Hope Center, TREE operates complementary programs to provide clients with cervical cancer screening, medical support, and supplemental care.  These programs are supported by TREE’s Tumaini Project which works to raise funds for indigent people living with HIV/AIDS.  Many UW medical students, residents, and fellows have rotated through the Hope Center and learned how HIV care and treatment is practiced in Kenya.

The Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases was established in 2004 to deliver free comprehensive care and treatment to Kenyans living with HIV. Funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Hope Center program is the result of a collaboration between the Coptic Mission and the University of Washington.

There are currently three Hope Centers in Kenya with two in Nairobi (Ngong Road and Industrial Area) and one in Maseno. Over 20,000 people have received HIV care at the Hope Centers. High quality treatment is offered at the Hope Center free of charge, and many consider HIV medical care at the Hope Center to be among the best in Kenya.

The University of Washington assists the Coptic Hospital in the delivery of care at the Hope Center through support in grants management, program reporting, clinical care, and data management. Clinical support includes mentorship of Hope Center clinical officers, technical input on medical protocols, guidelines and algorithms, and academic resources for learning teaching and practice.  One hour teaching sessions are conducted weekly at the Ngong Hope Center and include case conferences, Q&A sessions, lectures, and journal club meetings. Sessions are broadcast over the internet to include live participation by the Hope Centers in Industrial Area and Maseno.