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 Dr. Carolyn Achieng’ Aling’ is an obstetrician gynecologist with a passion for promoting primary health care and empowering women to have ownership over their own health. This passion led her and colleagues to start up HEMA in Kenya, a foundation that seeks to educate the youth especially in marginalised areas on sexual and reproductive health, from a self-care perspective.

Achieng’ Aling’ is currently a practicing clinician at King Faisal hospital, and has worked in private health facilities such as Aga khan University hospital and The Nairobi hospital, as well as public hospitals in both rural and urban settings. Her medical externships in hospitals in Liberia and Rwanda have given her an understanding of working in resource limited settings and organizing/running medical camps.