I like to write about the children and families we care for in
Kenya because putting names and faces on our work helps you to
share in their stories and provides a window into the real issues
in global health. And, it is important to me that more people hear
their stories. I am very cognizant of the privacy of our
patients, though, and so the names that I use are not their real
ones. I also change details of the stories so that you could not
identify the person involved unless they have given me specific
permission to use their real name or tell their exact story to a
larger audience. The same is true for the photos. I only post
photos that I have permission to share, and sometimes, the photo
does not match the story. Nonetheless, these stories and these
photos should give you a window into AMPATH's work in Kenya.
Finally, the blog content does not constitute medical advice.