World Health Day

Sister Lucia Yu

South Korea

AFP 2005
"I still enjoy my life very much and people tell me that for my age I look very healthy. If you live for other people, you look younger."

AFP 2005
"The caring approach is for me the number one motivation."

After a lifetime of travel – practicing obstetrics and gynecology in Kenya, China and the USA - sister Lucia Yu, 74, has returned to her native Korea.

As a member of the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation, she now cares for underprivileged women at Seoul’s Joseph Clinic.

"If fame, money, reputation, scholarship or personal comfort take precedence over caring, we cannot call ourselves genuine doctors, " she says.