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Meet some of the amazing people transforming healthcare for some of the world's poorest patients

Spear guarded patients

“Everybody is using BandaGo at Naikarra – even our cleaner is putting in soap needs in the system; soon we will put in Maasai spears for the guard,” says Leonard Loontaye.

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Garbage dump clinic

They shifted here from the slums and replicate their habits which include using flying toilets and dumping garbage. They move here to change their lives.

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Big wins

Africa covers 6% of the earth’s total surface area and 20% of the total land area. It has been the fastest-growing part of the world in internet connectivity and use of mobile phones with digital access. BandaGo, which runs on these digital networks, helps medical clinics deliver the right treatment right away.

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We dance

I didn’t know how long I had been there, but Uzima White medical clinic was my lifeline.

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More Time

Frontline medical clinics tell us the challenges they face when providing treatment with very limited resources. We then build technology solutions that support their tasks.

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Black Belt Nurse

He was not afraid, he was terrified. He knew being a second-Dan black belt made him impervious, but he was also keenly aware the ghetto was a fierce place.

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Who said slow down?

Most of us do good in our spare time. Some people do it for a living. Nobody told them that pandemics are a reasonable excuse to slow down.

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Friends who gave up and changed their world

I am old enough to know now that, behind all the sweet stories and pageants of this holiday season, there is a Christmas story reality that gets some people to give up their plans for finding peace and security in life and pursue something bigger but less comfortable.

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A Tale of Two Kenyan Cities

The Mukuru slum is home to over half a million people. Walking down Mukuru’s dirt streets, you see people everywhere — shopping, visiting, working, eating, and sleeping. The lively atmosphere is not necessarily what you would expect to see in an underprivileged living settlement.

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Sisters Open New Female-Run Clinic in Nairobi to Help the Poor

Elizabeth was working part-time in a hospital in Nairobi while completing her gynecology residency when she realized she wanted to do something more to help her community. But to do it right, she needed her sister, Lorna. Together, they opened the new St. Catherine of Sienna medical center just outside of Nairobi.

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Two Female Nurses Become ‘Sisters’ in Life and Business in Nairobi

Our first clinic visit was in Nairobi at Midhill Clinic, which I was excited to see because it was run by two females. I expected to find two type-A females who were blunt, business-minded individuals. But since there’s no way to look their clinic up online or even to find a picture of them on a social media site, I had to wait patiently during the two hour drive from our base in Kijabe to see if my assumptions were correct.

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The “will to do so”

“We believe there is enough wealth in the world to eradicate poverty, we just need to will to do so.” – the Scotts.

As a young couple, Sylvia and Stephen Scott left their little home village near Matangwe in rural western Kenya to study and work in Canada. Twenty years later, they came back to a Matangwe they hardly recognized and partnered with local leaders to start the clinic that eventually became Matangwe Hospital.

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