Dr. Kwan Kew Lai joins the Belmont Story Project

Listen to Dr. Kwan Kew Lai discuss her humanitarian work around the globe, as an infectious disease specialist. Dr. Lai first volunteered abroad in the aftermath of the South Asian Tsunami, in 2005, and has since been a part of nearly 30 global humanitarian relief efforts. In this interview, she discusses the South Asian Tsunami; her work in Liberia and Sierre Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak; her time in Bangladesh, in 2018, helping Rohinga refugees fleeing religious persecution in Myanmar; and her most recent volunteering stint in Yemen, in 2019, where a cholera outbreak has occurred due to the ongoing civil war.

View a full list of Dr. Lai’s humanitarian efforts, since 2005.

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