Nurses—Making a Difference in Global Health
GOAL 8: Develop a global partnership for development
Read how nurses around the world are advocating for and helping achieve this goal.
2010: NURSING IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
For the last two years, I have joined a surgical team of ten travelling from Brisbane Australia, into the Democratic Republic of the Congo to perform humanitarian aid work. We have operated out of the HEAL Africa Hospital in Goma, just over the border from Rwanda. This hospital provides medical services to the immediate regions, but also has a mission to train indigenous nurses and doctors to go into rural areas to work with their own people. The team's role has been to deliver perioperative training and also to perform surgery, particularly on some of the more difficult cases. The hospital has a 150 bed capacity, but generally operates at 200% capacity. Read More >>
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