In 1999, Stephanie Van Dyke graduated from college and decided to spend a year volunteering abroad in various countries to help her sort out her future. During her travels, Steph spent time teaching English to kids in Uganda and she became aware that these 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. When she returned to the U.S., Steph attended medical school so she could return to Uganda to help those children. She returned to Uganda in 2006 and built a health clinic (Engeye) 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 evaluations, treatment, education and medication.

Contact Information:

Address: Engeye & Engeye Scholars | P.O. Box 11613 | Albany, NY 12211


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