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Dr. Anita Hunter pets an elephant at an animal sanctuary in Uganda.
Anita Hunter’s passion to help others took her around the world

Anita Hunter has traveled the globe, but the pediatric nurse practitioner, professor and academic leader didn’t hit the tourist spots. Instead, she chose destinations where people were suffering and she believed she could help: Ghana, Belfast, Tijuana, Uganda.

What Lies Beneath: Nurse Researcher Exposes the Effects of Toxic Water in Uganda


By Sarah Schaub

Sitting on the dirt floor of the family‚Äôs home, Dr. Anita Hunter, WSU Vancouver College of Nursing Clinical Professor, graciously accepted the refreshments that were offered to her, though hesitant. Eyeing the sediment that had collected on the bottom of the glass, she knew the water used to make the fruit beverage was likely contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins from their local water source. She knew the porridge that was offered to her was likely made … » More …

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