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Kyu Kan*
Physician
Location: Western Africa
*Name withheld for security reasons
Ministry Assignment

I currently work with a local NGO to provide medical care to prisoners. I see patients at two men's prisons, a women's prison, and a juvenile detention center. I also teach medical English at a local medical school.

We have been on Home Medical Leave from July 2021 through December 2021. We have returned in Mauritania as of January 2022, and we have resumed most of our previous activities. We plan to continue language learning, but we will gradually shift focus to finding ways to be more involved in the local medical community, such as teaching other subjects at the medical school and exploring options to work in local hospitals and clinics.