Leaders in Nursing: Esther Beebwa

CommunicationsBlog, Nursing, Uganda

For Mrs. Esther Beebwa, becoming a nurse was a “dream come true.” Now as a nurse educator and leader, she is helping make that dream come true for the next generation of nurses in Uganda.

A Night in the Life

CommunicationsBlog, Featured, Nursing, Uganda

84 patients, 17 babies delivered, 4 C-sections, 3 still births, 2 post-partum hemorrhages. All in a night’s work at Lira Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda for Mary Elizabeth Nawil

Sharing Knowledge. Strengthening Health Systems. Saving Lives. – Cathleen’s Story

CommunicationsBlog, Nursing, Tanzania

“Making a difference” is one of my core aspirations.  As a nurse for over 45 years,  I have delivered care in nearly all possible settings: hospital, home, clinic, health offices and all types of schools as a nurse and instructor. Prior to coming to Tanzania, I was most familiar with the health needs of school-aged children and their families as a certified school nurse. I took a holistic approach to providing care and education to students, parents, and teachers on issues from diabetes and asthma to child care and hygiene. When I arrived in Tanzania, I was truly able to fulfill my “making a difference” dream, by working collaboratively with Lucy Kamakaba, my counterpart and Community Health faculty at Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS) in Mwanza, Tanzania.  When I arrived,  we identified there was not a hands-on health assessment for school-aged children … Read More