Third world stats shock nurse into action

Ball, Sandra
April 2012
Nursing Review (1173-8014);APRIL, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p8
The article focuses on the actions taken by Sandra Ball to help the young rheumatic fever patients. It says that Sandra Ball accepted as much normal delivering monthly penicillin injections to stop the children who suffered from rheumatic fever and risking major heart damage. It states that Ball became one of the driving forces behind Opotiki in 2009 becoming a pilot school in the throat swabbing programme for Eastern Bay of Plenty Primary Health Alliance.


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