Nurses—Making a Difference in Global Health

GOAL 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Read how nurses around the world are advocating for and helping  achieve this Goal.

Helping Lift the Burden of Poverty

"Like many Americans, I thought Gandhi had eradicated India’s Untouchables caste years ago. Unfortunately, although untouchability was abolished by law in 1955, it is very much alive in the rural areas of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and governs almost every aspect of life. The caste system is a socioeconomic tradition of placing people into hereditary categories. It is thought to have originated around 1500 B.C. as a means for prescribing economic and social order based upon occupation." Read more >>

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