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  • What drug researchers can learn from a Kenyan clinic

    Nova Next - 02/05/2014

    When I arrived at the remote clinic some 180 miles from Nairobi, it was near mid-day, and the Kenyan sun had pushed the thermometer to uncomfortable heights. Small insects buzzed in and out of the open windows of the low building—the only thing keeping them from landing on the patients were the insect nets draped over each bed. The medical staff at Kimalel Health Center have limited resources available. They don’t have the wide-range of medicines that are available in developed countries, and their equipment is often old and on the edge of disrepair. Despite this, they went about their business with cheerful efficiency.