Heroines of Health: The Documentary

3 women. 3 countries. 3 stories untold. Until now.


Mercy, Dr. Sharmila and Mrs. Rohani come from different backgrounds. They speak different languages. Yet they share a common journey, overcoming steep challenges and expectations to bring better health to their communities.

Today women make up 75% of the global healthcare workforce, yet too often their work is unrecognized. These are three of many untold stories that may hold the key to unlocking better health for more people around the world.
Produced by GE Healthcare. A film by Lisa Russell

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Her Personal Mission is for Every Child to See his or her Fifth Birthday
It’s morning in Lwala, Kenya, and the day promises to be hot. Mercy Owuor stirs milk and sugar into her Kenyan tea, a quiet morning ritual that gives her the lift she needs to do the important work of caring for Lwala’s mothers and babies [READ MERCY'S STORY...]


Dr. Sharmila

She left India to pursue her education; she returned to help others pursue theirs.
It’s an unusually hot day for March in Thirukalukundram, a village two hours away from the nearest city in the south of India. Dr. Sharmila Anand stands outside a home on the dusty road typing out emails to colleagues back at a radiology training program she founded and messaging her teenage daughter [READ DR. SHARMILA'S STORY...]


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