Nurses: A Voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

At Adara, we count ourselves lucky to have an amazing group of nurses as part of our team, or working for the local development partners we support. This group is spread across the world – in Uganda, Nepal and the US. Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, this team share one united cause: to work side by side with women, children and communities living in poverty to improve their lives.

This International Nurses Day has a theme very close to our hearts – “Nurses: A Voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.” At Adara we believe that nurses have a critical role to play in working toward the SDGs. Nurses recognise the connection between social conditions and individual health. They know that to provide the best quality care, they need to look at the bigger picture. Our team of nurses do this every day.

Over the course of this International Nurses Day, we will be introducing you to some of the nurses we have the pleasure of working with around the world. Read their stories and see the many ways they are touching the lives and hearts of people in need.

Menuka Rai

Menuka is a nurse in Nepal who has been working with Adara for 9 years as our Nepal Health Programme Manager. She was one of the heroes of Adara’s earthquake response work, coordinating complex medical camps and providing care to thousands of people who were injured in the earthquake. Find out what led Menuka to become a nurse.

Sue Prueitt

Sue is a Seattle-based nurse who has played a large role in developing programmes at Kiwoko Hospital as a passionate member of our International Medical (IMED) team. Learn more about Sue’s nursing journey, and what brought her to Adara.


Najjujo Winnie

Winnie is one of 26 nurses that work in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Kiwoko Hospital. Each year, Winnie and her colleagues provide care to over 1,000 infants. Read about Winnie’s love for nursing at Kiwoko Hospital.


Brandie Giles

Brandie is a Seattle-based nurse and Adara’s Clinical Programme Assistant. Over many years of service to Adara, she has been key to establishing guidelines for Kiwoko Hospital. Read about Brandie’s dedication to nursing and her journey with Adara.


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