Highlighted Story—Heart for Africa

In recent history, civil war and disease have wreaked havoc on Liberia’s already small population. The West African country’s healthcare sector in particular has taken a big hit and remains understaffed with a largely undertrained workforce in many areas of the country. But great strides are being made in equipping the next generation of healthcare workers in Liberia through the work of organizations and individuals such as Seed Global Health and Waltona (wal-tee-na) Cummings. Take a listen as Waltona, a native of neighboring Sierra Leone, shares her story of being a nurse and nurse midwife educator. She and her colleagues in Liberia are working to save lives by raising the education standard one student at a time in hopes of building a stronger and healthier future for a country that has already lost so much.

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    Laura Applegath

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    Katy Gilbert

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    Ellie Heard

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    Scott Lashinsky

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    Kenisha Leonhardt

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    Jami Sall

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    Jessica Spann


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