2020 Blog Series
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Published in BMC Nursing, this study of nursing in Ethiopia found that overall, 61% of nurses expressed satisfaction with their job. Significantly higher levels of satisfaction were found among female nurses, those older than 29 years, and those with more than 10 years of work experience. Hearing from and collaborating with nurses is vital as policymakers in Ethiopia and across the world design retention strategies for nurses.
Nurses Shape the Future
Nurses, Doctors, Counselors—Everyone’s a Part of the Team in Guatemala
In the Western Highlands of Guatemala, nurses, doctors, counselors and community health workers form the backbone of a primary health care workforce bringing high-quality services to families in remote, hard-to-reach communities—improving care from before conception, to the day of birth, to a child’s fifth birthday and beyond.
Private partners, private facilities: nurses vital to quality care
“With Manyata’s training, we are able to handle the baby with ease,” says nurse Rani Lakra. “We prepare for everything—what to do when the baby doesn’t cry, which position to put him in, how to suction him with the mouth. We now know the steps for handling these things.”
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Stories from the field
Nurses lead Botswana’s drive to eliminate cervical cancer
National self-collection effort puts prevention in women’s hands
The jacaranda tree in front of Madiba Clinic gives shade, but not enough. Even before 9 a.m., women open red and blue umbrellas against a blazing Botswana sun. Nurse Senyana Galeage, a specialist in cervical cancer screening who visits this clinic once a month, will begin seeing patients soon, one by one, in private.