When the last international flight left Kenya on March 24 before shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah Ashley M.D. ’14 was not on it. The 31-year-old Californian and emergency room physician stayed in Africa to help.
“It seems the place for me to be right now,” Sarah said. “Now, it’s just waiting to see what happens and anticipate what we can, and plan as much as we can.”
In addition to saving lives at Nairobi’s busy Kenyatta National Hospital, Sarah is helping establish the country’s first emergency medicine residency, and is on a task force to find ways to stretch the limited amount of personal protective equipment for health care providers there.
Thank you, Sarah!