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From West Africa to South Korea, No Pause between Outbreaks

As nurses gather in Seoul for the 2015 ICN Conference, an outbreak of MERS poses a new global health security threat.

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.

Maternity Ward Observations: Midwifery Care in a Haitian Hospital

Midwives and nurses bring compassion to L’Hôpital Sainte-Thérèse.

Mentoring for Karnataka Health Workers Means Better Care for Mothers and Babies

Nurses in these rural Indian facilities are more confident now, and it shows.

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.

10 Health Workers Who Inspired Us in 2014

We met some amazing health workers this year. They work hard every day to keep their communities healthy—and many put their lives on the line to do it.

A Multidimensional Approach to Safeguarding Health Workers

Trapped in Libya by intermittent fighting, nurses face threats to their physical, emotional, and even financial safety.

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.

Abduaraman Gidi: "I'm a Health Worker"

Meet an Ethiopian nurse whose passion lies in saving mothers' lives, and listen as he tells us about one of his best days on the job.

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