Misraa Jimaa cares for more than 5,000 people.
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BBC 100 Women 2015: Ethiopia's unsung health heroine

Misraa Jimaa, a health worker in Ethiopia, provides care and advice for villagers who have no access to a doctor. She is the only such worker in 30km (19 miles).

Her responsibilities include ante- and post-natal care, disease prevention, nutritional advice and immunisations.

Ms Jimaa, who is on the BBC's 100 Women list for 2015, is one of 38,000 health workers across the country.

She speaks to BBC World News correspondent Anne Soy.

100 Women 2015

This year's season features two weeks of inspirational stories about the BBC's 100 Women and others who are defying stereotypes around the world.

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  • 20 Nov 2015
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