Kisumu, Kenya

After attending medical school, Dr. Juliana Akinyi Otieno returned to her hometown of Kisumu, Kenya, and began practicing. Now, Juliana sees up to 300 children daily. She continues to see patients after hours, working from a clinic in her two-bedroom home, where she also cares for eight children, including five nieces and nephews.

Some doctors are wary of approaching patients with infectious diseases, but Juliana lays her hands on each child she treats. She draws on an entrepreneurial spirit and, with the help of a pipeline enabled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shares what she has learned with medical providers in other nations facing similar health crises.