I have worked in Virunga National Park since 2007. I became a nurse because I always wanted to help people who were suffering. I find it very rewarding to see someone who comes to see me sick, and leaves healthy.
The nature of the work done by the rangers keeps me very busy, and I am always having to deal with injuries caused by working in harsh field conditions. Another major problem is the bad quality of water that the rangers and their families have to drink, so I am constantly treating them for gastro-intestinal problems and other complications from untreated water.
Some of my happier moments come when Rangers’ wives come to my clinic to give birth- it is always so amazing to see a baby arrive in this world!
This is a Ranger’s baby that I delivered, 2008