Nicole Uhlick is a Registered Nurse, with a BscN from MacEwan University, Canada, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. Her background is in labour and delivery, oncology care, and emergency nursing in Edmonton, Canada. She volunteered for two months at LFHC in 2017.
“It has been a privilege to experience the way in which Friends Without A Border is building the capacity, knowledge, and skills of the local staff to be able to provide free healthcare to their own communities. I am humbled by the warmth and eagerness of the Lao staff to constantly learn and welcome volunteers as their peers. Each shift together, I have seen the Lao staff gain knowledge, confidence, and skills, as I have from them. The care that all the staff at Lao Friends Hospital for Children have for their patients is tangible, and the smiles on the faces of children here as they get better is something that will always stay with me. Two months has not been enough time here and would love to come back again!”