Since first visiting Nairobi as a high school student in 1995, Dr. John Fitzwater
has been drawn to the people of Kenya. Starting as a medical student, then as a surgeon
and public health student, he has continued to serve clinically at Tenwek Hospital
in the highlands of western Kenya. Following graduation, he joined the faculty of
the Department of Surgery at TTUHSC with a commitment to ongoing clinical and educational
work at Tenwek in pediatric surgery via the PAACS / COSECSA accredited general surgery residency program.
Global medical needs are overwhelming and seemingly impossible to meet. Many give
generously of both time and effort to mitigate the burden of disease in low and middle
income countries (LMIC), but what is the impact? The goal of this brief presentation
is to provide a snapshot of how one organization and one hospital, in one region of
one country is striving to meet greater needs across one amazing continent.
To learn more about Dr. Fitzwater’s work in Kenya, please visit the Tenwek Hospital and Samaritan’s Purse websites.
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