Celebrating American Ideas Award
The conference kicked off with the presentation of Sagamore Institute’s Celebrating American Ideas award by Jim Morris to the AMPATH-KENYA program’s work against AIDS. The award specifically honored three men: Marty Moore, Daniel Ochieng, and Bob Einterz. In 2000, Ochieng was a fifth-year medical student at Moi University and close to death from his own battle with AIDS. At the time, the Indiana University-Moi University partnership itself was dying in the wake of the overwhelming problem of the HIV-AIDS epidemic.