“Since I was seven, that was my dream. To become a nurse. I had a grandfather who was also a nurse so that motivated me even more.”
Since Olga Albino was seven years old, she dreamed of growing up to become a nurse like her grandfather. She recently graduated from the Pemba Nursing School in Mozambique, with a goal of working to save the lives of women and their newborns.
In Mozambique, 1 in 67 women die due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth; and 1 in 18 infants die before their first birthday. With the support of the Government of Canada, the Aga Khan Foundation’s investments in the Pemba Nursing School in Mozambique have helped teachers provide a better education for aspiring nurses – particularly those specialising in maternal and neonatal care.
Watch this video today on International Nurses Day.
Footage for this film was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.