The Brase Clinic and Vision Center provides care and treatment for more than 15,000 people every year, in a part of the world where access to affordable health care is limited.

The clinic, named after an early supporter of Kenya Relief, Dr. David Brase, is open seven days a week for patient consultation and includes services such as a clinical laboratory and a pharmacy.

Each year, more than 15 surgical teams from the United States and around the world work alongside the Kenya staff to perform more than 1,000 life-changing surgeries. Some of the specialties include OB-GYN surgery, endoscopy procedures, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) surgery, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery.

The clinic also operates a full-service eye diagnostic clinic year-round. Twice a year, ophthalmology teams come and perform nearly 200 cataract surgeries. For many patients — some totally blind because of decades-old cataracts — it’s the first time they’ve ever been to an eye doctor.