Dame Elizabeth Anionwu: Fighting inequality in nursing
By Abiodun Ogundairo
20 March 2021 | 10:23 am
She was Britain’s first nurse specialist on the blood disorder sickle cell anemia, and she’s been honoured by the Queen for her work to try to stamp out racism in the National Health Service. Dame Elizabeth Anionwu was initially inspired as a child to become a nurse after a Catholic nun looked after her severe eczema. She entered the NHS at 16 as a school nursing assistant, and rose to become a professor and dean of the nursing school at the University of West London, before taking up the baton to tackle racism. She spoke to us for Perspective.
28 Jul 2019
A magistrate court sitting in zuba, has directed the Nigerian Police force to bring their evidence against Senator Elisha Abbo who was arraigned on a one-count charge bordering on criminal force and assault.
18 Sep 2019
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair and Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates speaks to Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker at the Foundation's HQ in Seattle. On Tuesday, the foundation released its annual Goalkeepers report. The study seeks to monitor and aid the progress of the United Nations in achieving in its Sustainable Development Goals, which the foundation says are being hindered by persistent inequality. They also discuss climate change, U.S. Tax policy and calls for breaking up America's biggest technology companies.
15 Nov 2019
A study found a widening income gap between the poorest and the rich. Researchers found a slight decline in income inequality in eastern Germany compared to the west, but the large gap between the two regions persists.
26 Oct 2019
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera said the country is at war after three days of rioting and protests.
22 Oct 2019
Protests in Chile shine a light on inequality
10 Apr 2020
As care workers are vital in tackling the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization says there are nearly six million too few nurses across the globe. The WHO also offers solutions.
18 Apr 2020
This week we're bringing you a special edition of Inside the Americas from the United States to show how the country is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. We go to Baltimore to see why African Americans are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. We then head to the epicentre of the US outbreak, New York City. Finally, in Los Angeles, we’ll show you what money can buy during a pandemic.
29 Apr 2020
In France, schools are set to open progressively from May 11. President Emmanuel Macron said he feared that while they remained closed, there would be more and more inequality between students. Homeschooling is a challenge for most, but the problems are amplified for families in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. They have less access to technology and the parents sometimes do not speak fluent French themselves. Yena Lee and Hanane Saïdani went to one of France's poorest regions, Seine-Saint-Denis, to see how families and educators are adapting.
3 Jun 2020
While deprived of rehearsals and performances because of the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians from the Deutsche Oper in Berlin are offering a series of free concerts in the courtyards of nursing homes. This gives them the opportunity to entertain and play for elderly people who rarely have the chance to go out, and to rediscover the pleasure of performing together.
11 Sep 2020
An upcoming artiste has dropped a single titled 'I Cannot Breathe' to add to the voices who have rejected discrimination, segregation and inequality against the black race and killings of citizens in Nigeria.
24 Sep 2020
They make up just one percent of the world's population but produce more pollution than the poorest 50 percent. The rich are racing through Earth's finite carbon budget, which scientists warn could run out within a decade. That’s the conclusion of a new report from Oxfam. Armelle Le Comte, climate and energy advocacy manager at the NGO, tells us systematic change is urgently required as the amount of emissions produced globally has doubled in 25 years.
6 Dec 2020
Since this spring, French nursing students have supported medical staff in hospitals and clinics to help them deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The experience has been very positive, and nursing students have proved extremely useful during the ongoing public health crisis. But instead of learning technical skills related to their nursing studies, most of them have found themselves in low-skilled hospital roles, or working on the national Covid-19 telephone hotline.
41 mins ago
1 hour ago
2 hours ago
3 hours ago
3 hours ago