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Jennifer Anne Bartkewich
Laboratory Lead Investigator
Base/Location: Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
NGO Partner: Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH)
Assignment Location: Eldoret, Kenya
Duration: August – October 2013
Fellowship Title: Supply Chain Fellow
Jennifer joined Pfizer in April 2006 and has held several positions of increasing responsibility in the quality control department. Currently, as the laboratory lead investigator, she is responsible for leading the execution of investigations and deviations for all complex issues within the laboratory as well as investigation resolution, trending and training/mentoring writers. Jennifer is the site representative for the Pfizer Human Performance model and is a green belt certified practitioner.
Jennifer will be serving with AMPATH, Kenya's most comprehensive model to provide quality health services to combat HIV and treat patients with other infectious and non-communicable diseases. The program cares for more than 100,000 HIV-infected children and adults. In 2013, she will work with Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) to assess and increase the efficiency of the organization's drug management system to improve drug procurement, stock management, and integrity of the drug supply chain.
Jennifer hopes to gain understanding of the short and long-term challenges of global health through her Fellowship experience. She plans to apply her skills in a more demanding and diverse environment with the goal of enhancing her leadership and communication skills.
The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) is a partnership between Kenya's Moi University School of Medicine, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, and a consortium of U.S. medical schools led by Indiana University. Providing both clinic- and community-based pharmacy services, the initiative addresses health care system barriers, like education and infrastructure, which prevent the dissemination of high-quality care in resource-deprived Kenya. AMPATH treats over 120,000 HIV-positive patients at 23 sites in both urban and rural Kenya.