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Heroes for health: Africa
Mrs Mani Kanza
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Mrs Mani Kanza started working at Mbandaka General Reference Hospital after qualifying as a nurse in 1967.

Her dedication and hard work earned her promotion to the post of deputy chief theatre technician in 1984. In 1995 — after observing doctors at work for many years — she performed an operation for the first time.

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