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News spotlight: Georgia nurse inspires hope in third world countries

Nurse Leader Insider, November 23, 2009

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Like most nurses that have been practicing for more than three decades, Mary McMahon, a nurse from Georgia, has left her mark with many patients and families. But McMahon is leaving her mark on third world countries, too.

After her first medical mission trip to the Amazon in South America, McMahon returned home and founded the nonprofit organization, Nurses for the Nations. The organization is gearing up for an 11-day trip to Liberia in January, where nurses will test for malaria, provide mosquito nets, and teach sanitation and proper use of the nets in six remote villages.

The philosophy of Nurses for Nations is to focus on one small region of the world at a time, which McMahon believes can inspire long-term change. McMahon plans to turn the organization’s focus on another medically desperate part of the world during the next three to five years.

Source: Savannah Morning News (GA)



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