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Hannah Connolly

SM2, SUNY Upstate Medical University Kisumu Sub-County, June 5 – July 27, 2017. Since taking a course in college titled “The Politics of Reproduction,” co-taught by a Biology Professor and Sociology Professor, I have not been conceptualize clinical medicine and the social context of communities and individuals as two separate entities. To me, the two […]

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Chris Ahlbach

SM2, University of California, San Francisco Kisumu Sub-County, 4th June – 27th July 2017. I had the incredible privilege this summer of working on a project that aims to increase male acceptance of family planning by engaging men in conversations about masculinity. “Wategno Kanyakla”-Stronger Together in English-is the name of the year-long study which takes […]

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Jessica Humphreys

R3 Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Kisumu, 1st – 31st March 2017. I put off writing my experience post because to write this post means that I have to admit that I have returned from Kenya, and no longer have the incredible joy of going to work every day at Lumumba. While participating […]

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John Lin

R3 Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Kisumu Sub-County, 2nd – 27th Feb 2017. As soon as the clinic opened its doors, the waiting room quickly filled. The hundred or so patients crammed in the waiting room would have overwhelmed the most experienced Western practice, but the FACES staff were unfazed. With startling efficiency, […]

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Elly Bwana

Kenyatta University,MPH, Rongo, Jan 16th – 30th June 2017. The Population Health Perspective cemented my desire to work in dynamic communities through high ranked programs such as the FACES-STEP program. Prior to joining, my primary objectives were to understand how the application of population health based-approach…..

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Shantha Chelliah

Georgetown University, 3rd Year Pediatrics Resident Kisumu , November 2015. I’m a 3rd year pediatrics resident from Georgetown University, and was fortunate enough to participate in the STEP Program through FACES in Kisumu, Kenya. This was a mixed rotation of research and clinical work. Prior to coming, I joined the Pamoja study, which investigates a […]

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Paul Gitonga

4th Year School of Medicine, University of Nairobi Nairobi, 11th July – 30th Sept 2016. HIV is a global phenomenon that affects many in the world. Nowhere is this burden greater felt than in Africa with its many other infectious diseases that still bedevil us. As an immunosuppressing disease, HIV predisposes one to other infections […]

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Khalela Hatchett

MPH, University of California, Los Angeles Mbita, June 27th – September 7th 2016. This summer, I assisted with the “Understanding Mobility and Risk in Sustainable East African Research in Community Health (SEARCH) Communities” study in Mbita, which is a collaborative study between UCSF, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), and the Infectious Disease Research Collaboration […]

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Julia Liu

University of California Berkeley Migori&Suba, 25th May – 6th August 2016 Unlike most STEP participants, I came into FACES without any medical background. I was an undergraduate biology student with an interest in learning more about how to effectively and sustainably work in global health. When I first arrived in Kenya, my primary assignment was […]

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Geny Augustine

St. Maarten School of Medicine Kisumu, July 4th – August 26th 2016. I had no idea what to expect upon my arrival to Kisumu, as this was my first time in Kenya. I was warmly greeted by Catherine, the STEP coordinator and Joelle, another fellow participant and I knew in that moment that everything would […]

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Jill Hagey

UCSF School of Medicine Kisumu, August 2nd – 23rd 2016. Food insecurity and HIV/AIDS remain two of the main causes of mortality and morbidity in Kenya, and are intertwined in a vicious cycle where one predisposes to the other. Over 70% of people living with HIV in Kenya and Uganda are moderately or severely food […]

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Joelle Takahashi

School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver Kisumu, June 6th – July 26th 2016. I’m a 2nd year medical school student who came to Kisumu during my summer in between 1st and 2nd year of medical school. My time in Kenya was spend doing research on risk factors associated with late enrolled HIV exposed infants. […]

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Matthew Spinelli

UCSF, Internal Medicine Resident, Suba/Mbita, April 3rd – 28th 2016. I arrived at Remba clinic to a frenetic scene: fishermen were just arriving on the island in the last week after catches started to pick up. Our boat nudged between five other boats filled with fishermen tossing fish unto the beach. I walked through narrow […]

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Ali Khaki

UCSF, Internal Medicine Resident, Rongo, March 3rd – 25th 2016. The FACES clinic site in Rongo was based in the district hospital grounds making for a unique experience including both outpatient HIV care and exposure to inpatient hospital ward rounds. I also had an opportunity to do some field work with the FACES staff visiting […]

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Abigail Nimz

University of Colorado Denver, 4th Year Medical Student Kisumu, Jan 4th – 26th 2016. As a 4th year medical student I was excited to return to Kenya and continue research on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. I first came to Kenya in 2013 and worked on data collection for a cohort of infants […]

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Christopher Carlos

UCSF, Internal Medicine Resident, Kisumu, April 4th – 29th 2016. Admittedly, prior to my clinical rotation through the FACES clinic at Lumumba Health Centre in Kisumu, my experience in global health was limited. Though I always had an interest in learning about how healthcare was delivered outside of the United States, the opportunity to rotate […]

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Xuan Li

Rush Medical College,School of Medicine. 4th Year Kisumu, Sept 2015 – April 2016. I arrived in Kisumu didn’t know what to expect. It’s my first time in Kenya and first time in Africa. This trip, just like other medical trips that I’ve taken, cemented my desire to work in improving maternal and child health. As […]

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Tanya Majumder

UCSF School of Medicine, 4th Year Kisumu, Jan 19th – Feb 28th. I’m a UCSF 4th year medical student who came to Kisumu for a clinical elective hoping to learn more about medical care in Kenya and sharpen some of my own skills before starting residency. I spent 6 weeks at Lumumba Health Center in […]

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Evyonne Kathure

Nairobi University, 4th Year MBCHB Nairobi, Oct – Nov 2015. I participated in the STEP clinical elective for 6 weeks at the Nairobi facility and it was quite an experience. When going there, my primary objectives were to understand how ARV therapy is modified based on the patient as well as provision of family planning […]

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Mark Murithii

Nairobi University, 4th Year MBCHB Nairobi, Oct – Nov 2015. Going to the FACES clinic I just had a few objectives to meet:participate in HIV education,counseling,care and treatment and participate in diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections.One of my best times in the STEP electives was when preparing for a CME and selecting the best […]

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