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3 Nursing Superstars Who Are Helping to Reshape Healthcare in East Africa


In many developing countries today, the heroes of healthcare are nurses. In fact, in East Africa, they make up 85% of the healthcare workforce—but the region has struggled to develop and retain enough trained nurses. To help remedy the situation, the Trust struck up a partnership in 2001 with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to help give students in need the chance to attend Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU SONAM) in East Africa.

Read about three alumni to see how their AKU SONAM education helped prepare them to take on some of the biggest healthcare challenges in their communities on


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