By Judy Steel, Michael Sexton
Regardless of plans to take pleasure in her retirement after operating as a nurse for over 3 a long time, Judy metal came upon herself in Uganda, on the age of fifty eight, offering clinical relief to a couple of Africa's such a lot deprived humans. in view that 2000, she has back each year for a number of months at a time, developing a small health facility, health and wellbeing clinics for moms and infants, a physiotherapy centre, literacy institution, micro-loan financial institution and farming infrastructure. She has performed this nearly single-handedly, with the monetary help of different Australian retirees and a Federal executive supply, and has turn into recognized one of the locals as 'Mama Jude'. this is often the inspiring tale of a dynamic and made up our minds lady of a undeniable age creating a strong switch to people's lives. it is going to entice all these readers who enjoyed Dr Catherine Hamlin's A sanatorium via THE RIVER.
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Mama Jude: An Australian nurse's extraordinary other life in Africa by Judy Steel, Michael Sexton