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In collaboration with Nurse Heroes, the Thomson Reuters Foundation is creating a series of photo essays honoring heroic nurses around the world.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation (‘TRF’) is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company.  Reaching over 1 billion people every day, Thomson Reuters Media is the world’s largest producer of original news content, providing award-winning content and coverage for today’s broadcaster, publishers and newsrooms.


The Thomson Reuters Foundation works to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights.  Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, TRF combines their unique services to drive systemic change.  The TRF uses the combined power of journalism and the law to build global awareness of critical issues faced by humanity, inspire collective leadership and help shape a prosperous world where no one is left behind.


In partnership with Nurse Heroes, Thomson Reuters Foundation is creating a series of photo essays honoring heroic nurses around the world.  The first story in this series, ‘The Quiet Frontline Battle of South Africa's Rural Nurses’ (by Kim Harrisberg and Gulshan Khan) provides extraordinary insights into the dedication and perseverance of South African nurses and the communities they serve.


The TRF has also reported on the ‘Nurse Heroes Live!’ celebrity concert (featuring Oprah Winfrey, Céline Dion, Gloria Estefan, and many more) and Nurse Heroes Choir performances, devoted to advancing the mission of Nurse Heroes to create a future without a shortage of nurses.

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Antonio Zappulla, Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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From the TRF story, ‘The Quiet Frontline Battle of South Africa's Rural Nurses’, Sister Rachel Asitile (61) outside the home of a patient in the North West Province, South Africa.

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