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A HIDDEN HISTORY:
African Women and the
British Health Service

1930–2000

EARLY WOMEN

Here are some short articles exploring the lives of African women healthcare workers who were in work or training before 1950. The central themes that we identified throughout our research into these women's lives include fostering, migration, and racism.

African women who helped launched the National Health Service

African women who helped launched the National Health Service

Agnes Yewande Savage

Agnes Yewande Savage

Blanche La Guma

Blanche La Guma

Docia Kisseih

Docia Kisseih

Dzagbele Matilda Asante

Dzagbele Matilda Asante

Edna Adan Ismail

Edna Adan Ismail

Irene Ighodaro

Irene Ighodaro

Kofoworola and Mojibola Pratt

Kofoworola and Mojibola Pratt

Lulu Coote

Lulu Coote

Matilda Clerk

Matilda Clerk

Olaore Green

Olaore Green

Olive Vivat Kulu Johnson

Olive Vivat Kulu Johnson

Princess Adenrele Ademola

Princess Adenrele Ademola

Princess Tsahai Selassie

Princess Tsahai Selassie

Susan Ofori-Atta

Susan Ofori-Atta

Theme:  Recruitment and Migration of African Health Workers

Theme: Recruitment and Migration of African Health Workers

Theme: Fostering

Theme: Fostering

Theme: Racism and The Colour Bar

Theme: Racism and The Colour Bar

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