Vital

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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.

Sister Betty Ondoru: “I’m a Health Worker”

Meet Sister Betty, a nurse in rural Uganda who tells us about her best and worst days on the job.

What I’m Learning as a Nurse in Malawi

In the US, nurses take on incredible accountability for their clients' care. In Malawi, where the nursing ratio may be six nurses for 271 patients, that kind of attention is impossible.

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