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A Registered Nurse’s Dispatch from Uganda

"They did not feel that medicine would help her. They were just waiting for her to die.”

We Can Fix the Nursing Shortage in NC—and around the World

By 2024, there could be over a million vacancies for registered nurses. But we can still avoid it.

Rural Uganda Gets a Health Worker Boost

Buhweju district increased staffing levels from 46% in 2015 to 60.4% in 2017.

Nurses Come Out of Retirement to Fight HIV in Namibia

They’re still strong—and ready to help end the country's epidemic.

Keeping Babies HIV-Free

This team of health workers in northern Namibia is determined to test 100% of babies born to HIV-positive mothers. And they're almost there.

Nurses and Stories Are a Powerful Combination

In Uganda, one nurse is changing the face of nursing leadership. Meet Samalie.

More Babies Tested, Treated, and Born HIV-Free in Namibia

To end the country's HIV epidemic, new infections among children must be eliminated. This district is making it happen.

Nurses on the Front Line—Again

If a new flu pandemic strikes, nurses are likely to be our first—and best—line of defense.

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