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100 Women 2015: Nursing in numbers around the world

Nursing is one of the professions most in demand globally. And it is one in which women comprise the majority of the labour force.

Out of more than 20 million nurses worldwide, nearly three-quarters are women - and in some cases, more than 90%.

Yet despite increasing numbers of nurses opting to migrate, the profession's distribution is geographically uneven.

BBC Swahili's Zuhura Yunus reports. Animation produced by Charlie Newland.

100 Women 2015

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  • 20 Nov 2015