“A disease is just a medical condition. What makes a difference is how soon or how close you can access medical care.”
Dr. Lipesa is part of a group of medical professionals who bring health services to people in remote areas of Kenya. In this short film, we follow Dr. Lipesa and his colleagues as they transform an unused rural health centre into a bustling hub of triage and treatment, creating a crucial link between underserved communities and the public health care system.
In a Heartbeat features the stories of people who are championing better health in their communities, thanks to programs supported by Canadians. Learn how women and men in Africa and Asia are changing lives, one heartbeat at a time.
Aga Khan Foundation Canada invests in support and training for community members and a range of healthcare professionals who are champions for change. With the support of the Government of Canada and thousands of individual Canadians, our programs promote the empowerment of women and girls, and invest in health and nutrition, education, economic inclusion, agriculture and food security, early childhood development, and civil society across Africa and Asia.
Footage for this film was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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