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A journey across the Himalayas. Hannah Gibson, 36, first heard about Ebola when she arrived in Liberia in March 2014. You can take action," she says. By the end of the first year, while the country was in the midst of the Ebola crisis, Gibson was managing her own cases and performing surgeries in the operating theatre.
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For the pilot, two experienced midwives were recruited to undergo a two-year training course followed by a year-long internship.
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You have to tell your children to go away, not to come around you," Gibson, a mother of three girls, recalls.
Now in her third year, Gibson is currently stationed at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia with two new trainees. While her new qualification is only recognised in Liberia, Gibson is adamant that she wouldn't leave even if she had the opportunity.
Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Many doctors had fled when armed conflict ravaged the country between 1989 and 2003, and the temptation of better-paid positions overseas ensured an exodus of skilled healthcare professionals in the years that followed. She helps the senior doctors provide training and mentors the new recruits.
It is a responsibility that she relishes.
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