GP helping to break the poverty cycle

Once there she adjusts to medicine practised with little more than “three antibiotics, three topical creams — you have your stethoscope and you have your ears and your eyes”.

For Dr Roesler, her thrice-annual African trips began in 2007 when, after 13 years working in general practice and four children, she decided it was time for a sea change and accepted a corporate job in Dubai. However, she soon began spending her weekends volunteering at an orphanage in Ethiopia, treating the 170 children there with everything from rickets to scabies, cholera, typhoid and the