Each year millions of people die because they have no access to basic life saving interventions. Amongst medical staff, up to 80% of the world's health care is provided by nurses and midwives. In the developing world, they are often a patient's only hope.
It is the nurses and midwives who are often at the sharp end. Less talked about than their glamorous doctor counterparts, paid a pittance, yet no less committed, they are on the frontline in the global health crisis.
In this series we follow the inspiring work of four nurses from around the world and look at their country’s health situation and how they cope.