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How They Built a Clinic Where There Was None in Lwala, Kenya

How They Built a Clinic Where There Was None in Lwala, Kenya

Host: Maurice Pickard, MD

Guest: Milton Ochieng, MD

Guest: Frederick Ochieng

Growing up in Lwala, Kenya, a small rural community in western Africa, 45 minutes from the nearest paved road and two hours from a hospital, brothers Milton and Fred Ochieng' watched members in their community die simply because they could not get to a doctor quickly enough. As children, the brothers began to dream of building a healthcare facility in Lwala. In this segment, Dr. Milton Ochieng', a resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and his younger brother, Fred Ochieng', a third-year medical student at Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee, tell host Dr. Maurice Pickard the story of how, with the aid of grassroot efforts in the US, they empowered the local community in the village where they grew up to build a clinic of its own.

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