The world news often displays images of people living in countries with less than desirable conditions. This can include sub-par medical care. A diagnostic Radiologist and his wife visit Kenya as often as possible to help change this. Dr. Read Vaughan "...taught ultrasound and computerized tomography scan techniques to between 30 and 35 medical students completing their residencies at Tenwek Hospital." His wife, Suzie, has been helping the local women learn to sew and learn English.
Tenwek is a 300 bed hospital in Bomet, a rural area of western Kenya. It has 12 missionary doctors and provides a residency program for family practice and surgery training. As a Radiologist, Dr. Vaughan knows how beneficial a CT scanner can be to a hospital. Scans can provide images of vessels, internal organs and bones that an x-ray machine cannot. The training to use this machine properly has the capability to save and change many lives in a region of the world that can use all the help it can get. The generous and selfless acts of this missionary couple are extraordinary and should be an inspiration to us all.