Steph Van Dyke
Aired the week of 11/20/13 - #1347
Dr. Steph Van Dyke graduated from college with a degree in psychology in 1999 and didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life. She decided to travel abroad for a year volunteering in various countries to help her sort out her future. During her travels, Steph spent time teaching English to kids in Uganda. While she was there, she became aware that children were dying from treatable medical conditions due to the lack of basic medical care. Witnessing this changed her forever, and she knew she had to do something to help those children. When she returned to the US, she decided to go back to school to become a doctor so she could return to Uganda to help those children. She returned to Uganda in 2006 for three months and built a health clinic to provide affordable, reliable care to the people there. Since opening in 2007, the clinic has treated more than 75,000 patients from 70 surrounding villages, offering them comprehensive evaluation, treatment, education and medication.
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