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From Cholera to Scholarship: How a Turkana Boy Became a Nurse

Emmanuel Etabo, a nurse in Kenya, works to save lives where life is tough.

Kenya’s Nurses Can Empower Women through Family Planning

Women in rural areas face particularly high maternal health risks. The right skills and support can help nurses change that.

Rescued Learning: New Loan Fund in Kenya Keeps Medical Students in Class

When Caren got into nursing school her father asked her aunties and uncles for help with tuition fees. They told him to marry her off.

Emergency Care Comes into Focus in Ghana

In the emergency ward where she works, Dr. Eno Biney tells us how she saved a woman’s life the day before and how things might have turned out differently just a few years ago.

Dr. Christian Osae Obirikorang: "I'm a Health Worker"

What's most exciting about being a lecturer of molecular medicine at the School of Medical Sciences in Ghana? Dr. Obirikorang tells us.

One Nurse's Best Day at Work

Meet Phylis Cherono Siele, a nurse in Kenya's Tenwek Mission Hospital whose joy comes from helping clients find hope, even in the most difficult times.

Medical Education in Crisis: Training Doctors Without Faculty

How do you provide medical education without faculty? Not very well, it turns out. It's a problem in Tanzania.

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