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Nurses talk with Blessing Mbeng, 13, who was shot by gunmen after they stormed his school, as he lies in a hospital bed in Kumba, Cameroon October 25, 2020. REUTERS/Josiane Kouagheu
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The resilience of African nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Despite the challenges facing Africa’s health systems, the region has been able to weather the COVID-19 pandemic comparatively well, largely due to its youthful population and its dedicated medical staff. Winnifred Groves, a Cameroonian/British registered nurse dedicated to the training and professional development of nurses, shares the experiences, challenges, and successes of Africa’s nurses as they faced this unprecedented crisis as well as explores the future of and opportunities for nurses in the region.

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