Mama Jude: An Australian Nurse's Extraordinary Other Life in Africa

Mama Jude: An Australian Nurse's Extraordinary Other Life in Africa

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An Australian nurse's extraordinary other life in Africa Despite plans to enjoy her retirement after working as a nurse for over three decades, Judy Steel found herself in Uganda, at the age of 58, providing medical aid to some of Africa's most disadvantaged people. Since 2000, she has returned every year for several months at a time, establishing a small hospital, health clinics for mothers and babies, a physiotherapy centre, literacy school, micro-loan bank and farming infrastructure. She has done this almost single-handedly, with the financial support of other Australian retirees and a Federal government grant, and has become known among the locals as 'Mama Jude'. this is the inspiring story of a dynamic and determined woman of a certain age making a powerful change to people's lives. It will appeal to all those readers who loved Dr Catherine Hamlin's A HOSPItAL BY tHE RIVER.Allan read every page of the Pajero manual and played patience balancing cards on the back of a satchel. I knitted a jumper for my grandson. We slept the first two nights in the front of the car and it was freezing. It was impossible to get theanbsp;...

Title:Mama Jude: An Australian Nurse's Extraordinary Other Life in Africa
Author: Michael Sexton, Judy Steel
Publisher:HarperCollins Australia - 2011-01-17

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