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Refugee Doctors Volunteer to Fight Virus

Medic tests a patient for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, at the Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain, March 18, 2020 (Photo by Hospital Clinic) Creative Commons license via Flickr

Doctors and nurses wearing surgical masks and gloves dash in and out of hospital rooms, working around the clock to register and check the symptoms of anxious patients filling up every space in the hallways of the Taleghani Hospital in Iran. Refugee nurse Moheyman Alkhatavi, 24, uses a long, cotton-tipped swab to collect cell samples from the nose of a frail, elderly man.

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Healthy Leadership

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“The ambition of healthy leadership can be compared to the ambition of healthy people, healthy communities or a healthy environment. ” International expert in ethics and leadership Dr. Erny Gillen discusses the importance of Healthy Leadership and how Pope Francis’ Leadership principles can lead the way.

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