Lydiah Wangui Ngigi
Family Medicine Resident
Residency Location: Kenya
Home Country: Kenya
Tell us about your background

All through my medical training as an undergraduate, I really never thought of medicine as a calling. I only came to view it as such when I started practicing as an Intern in a rural setting in West Pokot County. It was a whole different experience with so much pain and poverty at the same time with limited healthcare resources.

I almost felt maimed. I later had an opportunity to work with Christian doctors, who taught me that we could bring healing in so many ways- by listening keenly and empathizing with patients, praying for and with them and even just talking to them about divine healing from our heavenly father. I then felt purposeful, that I can use my position as a healthcare worker to bring people to Christ

Where would you like to work?

I would love to work in an institution that offers continuous learning opportunities and also as a platform for teaching.

At the time of completion of my studies, I am open to serving in any community that will be underserved, as the Lord leads me.

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