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Life with Gracie: Decatur doctor giving back to UNICEF some of what it gave to her

Gracie Bonds Staples - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted: 5:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Dr. Guishan Harjee

Dr. Gulshan Harjee (left) consults with a patient during rounds recently at the Clarkston Community Health Center. Harjee, who benefited from UNICEF’s immunization program while a child growing up in Tanzania, was honored recently by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for her philanthropy. CONTRIBUTED BY SAEED RAEES

It's hard to believe that in 2016, there are still people, including politicians, who question the value of vaccinating children. It's harder still to think that there are places in the world where if it weren't for organizations like UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, hundreds of thousands of children wouldn't have access to these lifesaving immunizations.

If that has you still struggling, consider Dr. Gulshan Harjee, president and CEO of First Medical Care Inc. in Decatur. Even at age 63, she's the human face of the lingering problem, the tangible evidence that what UNICEF does works long after it administers vaccines to children around the world.

And sometimes, what goes around comes around. Dr. Harjee, at least, is seeing to it.

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