In 2015, Rita Fox, MD, traveled to the rural village of Ekudzeni, in Swaziland, to set up and staff a medical clinic. She has since returned two more times to provide medical care to the community, building lasting relationships with a generation of children who have lost parents and family members to HIV/AIDS.
When independent pediatrician Rita Fox, MD, found out that her church was seeking medical professionals to set up a clinic in the village of Ekudzeni in the African nation of Swaziland, she knew she had to go.
Never mind that this would be her first time embarking on a project of such magnitude, let alone in a country halfway around the world. It was a calling that would not be ignored.
“I thought: This is me; this is what I’ve been waiting for,” says Dr. Fox, who has owned Comfort Care Pediatrics in Salt Lake City for over 20 years. “It’s what I do every day and what I love. It was a no-brainer.”
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