They say that charity begins at home,and there is one gentleman who has been living the slogan, not just uttering it. Meet Doctor Shem Gichuhi who is more than just a US-based Kenyan doctor, Gichuhi is a renowned philanthropist who does not shy away from giving back to the society back in Kenya, his motherland.
Dr. Shem immigrated to the US from Kenya nearly two decades ago. However, his deep connection to his motherland has never been lost to him. This deep connection, according to him, always stirred up feelings of unsatisfaction. Despite being a frequent visitor to the country, he always felt that there was so much more than he could do.
The urge to fill the ‘void’ he felt pushed him into considering ways through which he could give back to society. It was not until he got thinking that suddenly he experienced a Eureka moment!
Alas! It downed on him that he could do much more with his practice. He decided to use his medicine practice to come to his country’s aid. He settled for the idea, delved right into it, and up to date, that is what he has been doing.
In addition to being a doctor, Dr. Shem Gichuhi is a well versed pharmacist and outpatient care specialist. He took it upon himself to render this expertise to affected Kenyans in desolate situations health-wise. The wonderful doctor has been at it for the last ten years, claiming that nothing feels better and gives him the drive to go on, than seeing the reaction of the compatriots he’s interacted with.
While this was not his original plan, he still does well to run with the project. Dr. Gichuhi’s vision was establishing a blood sugar and diabetes clinic where individuals would have the chance to get their blood sugar levels checked, get provided with all the essential testing supplies, as well as gain valuable insights into theifestyle adjustments that they needed to make to effectively manage and the condition.
To support his course even further, Dr. Shem had the intentions to donate the blood pressure monitors across the country, seeing to it that more people could get to monitor their healthproactively, affordably, and conveniently.
Doctor Shem’s unwavering dedication to his community’s well-being is a testament to his commitment to making all the lasting and ever positive impact that one could ever make to society.