Karen is a board-certified family physician, licensed in the USA and in Zambia. As part of our mission in Zambia, Karen helps provide medical care in Lusaka and elsewhere in Zambia. Medical needs are great in southern Africa, with access to care being a significant barrier in many places. Karen volunteers at Beit-CURE hospital in Lusaka, and has helped at the Monze Mission Hospital. For some pictures from Beit-CURE hospital, click here.
Zambia has a population of about 12 million people, of whom nearly half are under the age of 15. One in ten children die in infancy, and nearly one in five children die before the age of five years old. The average life expectancy is 38 years of age, and only $62 dollars per person is spent each year on medical care.