Happy International Nurses Day!
In The Field
May 12, 2015
We couldn’t let International Nurses Day pass without celebrating our incredible nursing staff around the world, so today, instead of our usual “Week in Photos” blog post, we decided to do a special all-nurses edition. Please join us in acknowledging this talented group of medical professionals for the love and care they extend to patients and families on a daily basis!
Photos by Christopher Mullen
Milton, Monica, Ester, Ezra, and Sam work behind the nurses station in the general ward
Nurse Francis holds Nakato, who is reaching for Nurse Beatrice, behind the nurses station in the general ward
During a quiet moment in the ICU, Nurse Pius reads from the Book of Psalms
ACU Nurse Janet checks the breathing of her patient, Nesia, who just came out of surgery
Photos by Abby Tumelo
CURE Zambia doctors and nurses pose for a group photo with visiting Doctor Clawson after a hectic week of cleft lip and palate surgeries
Trinity, the nurse in charge, and Inonge’s grandmother share a heartwarming conversation. Inonge’s grandmother expressed thanks for everything CURE has done for her sweet granddaughter Inonge.
Nurse Christerbel tends to Inonge during her surgery
Nurse Christerbel raises hands in worship as she thanks God for a successful surgery with the rest of the team
Nurse Isabel tries to calm little Humphrey just before he goes into the operating theater for surgery
Nurse Anna works swiftly as she passes an instrument to Dr Sichizya during surgery
Photos by Marlene Bray
Karen Grace, a bit nervous about her cast change, clings to Nurse Meja
Nurse Meja gently washes Queenie’s feet in between castings
Nurse Ralp’s Salon gives the best post-surgery pedicures around! Making sure procedure sites stay clean is a vital part of the recovery process.
Charish and Nurse Vivian check out her new, straight feet right after surgery!
Nurse Liz does everything she can to be sure Dayana is comfortable after surgery
CURE Dominican Republic
Photos by Esther Bervis
Nurse Laura comforts a patient
Dr. Yi and Sue Ruggles, Missionary Nurse, pose for a photo
Who says hospital stays can’t be fun?!
OR Nurse Genesis, left, with Paola with Esther from the spiritual life team, and one happy patient!
Photos by Fanny Franceschi
Having a good laugh helps healing goes faster!
Elodie checks Hamsatou’s hand. The healing process is underway!
Afia works in the kids ward. Her smile is contagious!
Praying before surgery
Photos by Fiona Macharia
Terry, Gladys, and Phillis pray with Jeff and his mother just before he is wheeled into the OR for surgery
Terry receives Winfrey at the waiting bay just before she goes in for surgery
Part of our nursing team poses for a photo before they plant trees during CURE Kenya’s tree planting drive
Kellen, CURE Kenya’s ward manager, helps Rebecca settle in at the playroom
Gladys consoles Moses after a successful surgery as she waits to hand him over to his mother
Photos by Beka Gowan
Maria shares a laugh with Steven!
Before going into the operating theater, Chavula prays with Aisha and her mom, as well as one of our private patients
Mukonde expertly bandages a patient’s leg
Lonjezo isn’t scared at all as Chawaya prepares her for anesthesia before surgery.