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Liberian nurses visit the Oxford Children's Hospital

21/03/2013
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In March, two nurses from Liberia visited the John Radcliffe Hospital as part of a Save the Children campaign which saw OUH Nurse, Charlie McCulloch, travel to Liberia last December to see what life is like for nurses, midwives and doctors in one of the world's poorest countries. 

Charlie said: "Every day, against the odds, in the poorest parts of the world, doctors, nurses and midwives like Watta Mamie Borbor and Rommina Yah are struggling to save lives in impossible conditions.

"In Liberia, there is a huge shortage of healthcare workers and on average, only one doctor for nearly 4,000 people! They're under resourced and without enough equipment or supplies, but I have also seen first-hand the positive impact British aid is having on the Liberia health system and how it is helping the world's poorest people. We should be really proud here in the UK of the difference our money makes and the lives that it saves."

Nurse Watta Mamie Borbor and Midwife Rommina Yah met with Charlie and Divisional Head of Nursing, Nettie Dearmun to talk about the healthcare challenges they face in Liberia, and were given a tour of the Children's Hospital.

The nurses commented that coming to the Children's Hospital gave them a valuable insight into the workings of a modern, British teaching hospital.

For more information about Save the Children, please visit their website: www.savethechildren.org.uk