Addressing the challenge of GDM in the developing world - perspectives from rural western Kenya

The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) is a partnership between Moi University School of Medicine, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya and a consortium of North American universities schools led by Indiana University. AMPATH’s mission is to provide and expand sustainable access to high quality care through: the development of passionate leaders in global health; research focused on local needs and global solutions; and the establishment of critical healthcare infrastructure and systems. An AMPATH study group is in process of developing a strategy for screening and diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in resource-constrained settings, and our contributors have submitted this report from rural western Kenya.