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eLearning for midwives in Senegal

15/10/2014

“Midwives have an important role to play in helping our country solve its health problems,” says midwife Ngoma Top.  “And the e-learning programme comes just at the right time for midwives in Senegal.’’ Ngoma, 50, had never touched a computer in her life before signing up for the very...

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Amref Health Africa helped me fulfil my dreams

15/10/2014

Twenty-two year old Isaack Mwongela Kyagali experienced the loss of his mother at a very young age. She died after giving birth to this youngest sibling. Such a painful loss inspired Isaack to dream of becoming a nurse one day, so that he could save other women from the...

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Renewed hope for fistula survivors in Eastern Uganda

15/10/2014

Inspired by the fistula repair programme initiated by Amref Health Africa as a part of Uganda’s Staying Alive Project, women in the Teso Region of Eastern Uganda have come together to form a support group to help them come to terms with their new lifestyles, as well as improve...

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Cataract's Story

15/10/2014

I See the White Buildings “I can see all the white buildings, these beautiful white buildings that I had lost hope of ever seeing again,” exclaimed Mademba Guèye, a 70-year-old resident from Gueye Kabe, a small village in eastern Senegal. Dressed in a grey caftan, Mademba had just undergone...

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Building Local Capacity: Aneno’s Journey to the National Laboratory

21/08/2014

Building Local Capacity: Aneno’s Journey to the National Laboratory