Angels in Our Midst: Training Villagers to Become Healthcare Workers

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Angels in Our Midst

Training Villagers to Become Healthcare Workers

By Victoria Porter

Medscape Infectious Disease,2001

Fascinating article about Margaret Nelson, a Registered Nurse from Washington State who has been serving the underprivileged in Uganda, East Africa, for the past 2 years teaching healthcare in Uganda: using iron nails in cooking tomato based foods to help prevent anemia, selecting villagers to educate who will not leave area and creating measuring tapes out of string/woven grasses to indentify malnutriton via arm circumfrence measurements. Check out the links...realize how blessed we are here and how much can be done with little.

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Additionally, visit the website for HealthWrights: workgroup for peoples health and rights which I found from one the above articles' links.

HealthWrights is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the health, basic rights, social equality, and self-determination of disadvantaged persons and groups. We believe that health for all people is only possible in a global society where the guiding principles are sharing, mutual assistance, and respect for cultural and individual differences.

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