A Calling: Rural Health

Almost half of South Africa’s population live in rural areas, but are served by only 12% of the countries doctors. Few health professionals are willing to endure the hardships of remote and isolated communities, leaving rural hospitals with staff vacancies of up to 50%. “A Calling” tells the inspiring story of a builder and a taxi-driver who overcame the impossible and dedicated their lives to saving others. Both from villages deep in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, they grew up without money, electricity, water and, often, no food. Today, one is a doctor and the other a nurse and are both working in understaffed rural hospitals. We follow their journey to achieve their dreams