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Heroes(Nurses)in the Making

During the Post Violence in Kenya 2007,many people were wounded and they needed healthcare services.There remained patriotic health professionals who worked hard to ensure people got the medical attention they deserved.
Of them were nurses who risked their lives,walking within police road road blocks to reach the hospitals.

5 yrs down the lane they are still nursing care with the same expertise and warmth.
Follow the link to hear the memories they share to the world and call for protection of women in health professional during war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=KE&feature=youtube_gdata&v=REpHCJoQV2Q

This digital story is part of an assignment for Voices of Our Future a program of World Pulse that provides rigorous new media and citizan journalism training for grassroots women leaders.World Pulse lifts and unites the voices of women from some of the most unheard regions of the world.

Comments

Your project clearly demonstrates that being a nurse and working in the medical field means one has to put blinders on to treat all people irrespective of their beliefs and convictions. Doctors, Nurses, Medical Emergency Personnel and all others who work in that arena have to possess the ability to practice neutrality no matter what. That can be extremely difficult at times but, your story illustrates how dedicated you all have remained in the face of adversity. You put yourselves in harm's way to assist your fellow countrymen and women and for this I highly commend you. I have renewed respect for all nurses and especially you and all the women you featured in this video presentation. Thanks for a job well done! Keep up the wonderful task you perform in the wake of the numerous challenges you face in your nation as you do your job. Be blessed at all times Okeny-Lucia.

BMBracewell

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Am blessed

Hi,
Barbara,am delighted by your compliments this journey towards excellence in healthcare must be achieved by risk takers.

Thank you once more for your support

Regards
Lucia Buyanza

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

ikirimat's picture

Thanks for honoring the works

Thanks for honoring the works of these people/women who are doing so much for our communities and yet are less appreciated. Be blessed

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


Dear Ikirimat,

These has been my dream always and I made it and ofcourse through your support from all the women in VOF.

Thank you
Lucia

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Mary Ann M's picture

You did it!

What a wonderful way to capture the stories of these women and the universal issue of nurses caring for others in all situations, peace and war, and their giving despite the risk to their safety. Yet at the same time inspiring viewers to create ways to keep them safe. This work is a wonderful final piece to your assignments for VOF. I will be excited to hear of your reaching out to teach fives others how to do the same that you learned in VOF. Thank you for staying committed to telling your story, reaching this point and giving us this inspirational video story..

Many Blessings,
Mary Ann

Okeny-Lucia's picture

I did it!

Thank you my dear friend as well as my mentor it has been one educative journey with you amidst all the challenges.I am so elated that you have been there for me and mentored me in the way that I have grown.Thank you for having taken time to walk with me.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Ellie's picture

Honorable

Dear Okeny-Lucia,

Thank you for your work to share the dedication and intrepid spirit of the women nurses during the 2007 violence. And congratulations to the incredible work YOU are doing in your profession!

Warmly,
Ellie

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Honorable

Dear Ellie,
Thank you that my passion for my profession has changed the image of the public to see us as important professionals within the healthcare.It was not easy at first to think through.
Regards
Lucia

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Farona's picture

Sustain the spirit!

Thank you for bringing the brave nurses work at the forefront often lost between ‘far more important’ headlines. Their contributions are self-less, focused and courageous. I had a big, endless smile on my face reading their stories ;- )

Nurses richly deserve our attention and praise!

Creating this clip might be the first step toward something much bigger to recognize their work ;- )

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Wow,Thank you Farah

Hey,
Am honored that you took your time to analyze my video clips.Thank you so much,it was hard in the beginning but with help from friends,I had to tackle the most crucial aspects of telling this stories.
Am encouraged.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

mrbeckbeck's picture

Wonderful tribute

Hi Lucia,

This is a great video! I'm really impressed at how you've brought forward the voices of many nurses to share their experiences during that challenging time. It really shows how nurses are on the front line, caring for their country. It's honorable, and you've made a wonderful tribute.

Thanks!
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Thank you Scott!

I am greatful too for the support I got from the VOF Family.

It gives me courage and confidence to go even higher.

Thank you Scott.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

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