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American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives and sets the standard of excellence for midwifery education and practice in the United States. ACNM is proud to be a member of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition because we are committed to enhancing the well-being of women and infants worldwide by strengthening the capacity of midwives in developing countries.
Amref Health Africa
Amref Health Africa is an African-led health development organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. Working in more than 30 countries across Africa, Amref Health Africa focuses on the most critical health challenges facing the continent, including maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, clean water and sanitation and clinical and surgical outreach. Since 2012 alone, Amref Health Africa has trained more than 250,000 health workers.
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
AWHONN’s mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. Frontline health workers are essential to effectively deliver family health interventions around the world; the foundation is a supportive member of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition because we believe its efforts will contribute to supporting a global health workforce to have the capabilities and motivation to provide exceptional care for people and communities to improve their health.
Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year CARE worked in 87 countries and reached 82 million people around the world.
As part of CARE’s health programming, we work with frontline health workers to deliver high quality, rights-based sexual, reproductive and maternal health (SRMH) services to communities by facilitating ongoing quality improvement and enhancing acceptability and responsiveness to community needs. CARE also aims to empower, motivate and retain frontline health workers through innovative partnerships and by bringing a gender equity lens to our work in health systems strengthening.
To learn more, visit http://www.care.org/work/our-technical-expertise/sexual-reproductive-and-maternal-health.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS, and has reached more than 16 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently works at more than 5,500 sites and in 15 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.
GlaxoSmithKline aims to improve health through our medicines but also by being a catalyst for change. We are working to overcome a fundamental barrier to good health in the world’s poorest countries — the shortage of healthcare workers — by recruiting, training and retaining health workers in partnerships with other concerned organizations.
Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)
Global Health Council (GHC)
ICAP at Columbia University
IMA World Health
IMA World Health, a specialist in providing essential health care services and medical supplies around the world, is a non-profit, faith-based organization working to restore health, hope and dignity to those most in need. We work primarily in the developing world, where an estimated 30% to 70% of health care is provided by faith-based organizations. IMA is an international health organization that is widely recognized for its effective and careful use of resources.
International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC)
The Frontline Health Workers Coalition has a goal of increasing and better supporting, training, and deploying the number of health workers globally. IAPAC’s mission is to increase access to high quality health care. We can accomplish our mission only through a significant increase in the number of well trained and supported frontline health workers and are proud to be a part of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. We believe the efforts of the coalition will result in improved health outcomes for all.
International Children’s Heart Foundation
The International Children’s Heart Foundation is committed to sending volunteer teams of medical professionals around the globe to perform lifesaving heart surgery on as many kids as possible from the more than 6 million children born with heart defects. The foundation supports additional advocacy for funding frontline health workers around the world in order to enhance access to health care among the global society, as well as improving the health of others, especially mothers and children.
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
The Alliance exists for one reason – to end AIDS through community action, an ambitious but realistic vision. The Alliance is building knowledge, mobilizing people, inspiring leadership and allowing all voices to play significant roles in the response to HIV. Founded in 1993 to support community groups in countries that were most affected by the global AIDS crisis, the Alliance offered a vision and a way of working that would put communities at the center of the response in order to provide effective local solutions. The International HIV/AIDS Alliance now works with communities in over 40 countries to take local, national and global action on HIV, health and human rights.
International Medical Corps (IMC)
Since its inception in 1984, International Medical Corps’ worldwide humanitarian and development efforts have been defined by an intense commitment to assisting communities in strengthening their ability to meet their own health care needs through education, training and capacity building. International Medical Corps’ focus on health workforce capacity in more than 30 countries fosters self-reliance and builds the kind of confidence, pride and self-esteem essential for political stability and successful development.
IntraHealth’s organizational mission is to “Empower health workers to better serve communities in need around the world.” Advocacy on behalf of that mission is central to our organizational strategy. We proudly house the secretariat and support the Frontline Health Workers Coalition as a critical element in our overall approach to advancing equitable access to capable health workers.
Rooted in Jhpiego’s mission is the belief that we must develop sustainability– the capacity of countries to create a well-prepared network of health care professionals that they can build upon to care for themselves. We do this by educating and preparing frontline health workers with evidence-based skills and techniques that will prevent the needless death of women and their families. Frontline health works are integral to the success of all of our programs and we are honored to be part of a coalition that recognizes the importance of their life-saving work.
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI)
Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP)
As a leading international authority on public health, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. The mission of the Center for Communication Programs is to use its core strengths–strategic behavior change, knowledge management, advocacy, capacity building and research and evaluation—to achieve these goals. JHU∙CCP works with frontline health care providers all over the world to improve their interpersonal communication and technical communication skills and is committed to reaching them with up-to-date, usable and culturally relevant information using appropriate and accessible technologies.
Johnson & Johnson
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
MSH has been a leader in strengthening HRH globally since 1999. We have developed approaches, innovations and tools that contribute to improved performance among health workers in developing countries. Currently, we are focused on leadership, governance and policy development. This focus builds on our past contributions to HR policy in the design of the HRH Action Framework and the WHO global policy recommendations on improved retention of health staff in rural areas. MSH also brings field experience in scaling up front line health workers in many countries around the world.
Medtronic Philanthropy works to expand access to chronic disease care for the underserved. Medtronic Philanthropy believes that strengthening frontline health workers and is a critical element of health systems strengthening, and necessary, in the US and globally, to enable people living with chronic disease to successfully manage their condition in acute events and over the long term.
mPowering Frontline Health Workers
To harness the power of mobile technology at scale, USAID has joined forces with public and private sector partners to form a three-year partnership called mPowering Frontline Health Workers. This innovative partnership is designed to improve maternal and child health and contribute to the elimination of preventable child and maternal deaths by accelerating the use of mobile technology to improve the skills and performance of frontline health workers around the world.
ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 6 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now. Co-founded by Bono, ONE raises public awareness and works with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency so governments are accountable to their citizens.
One Million Community Health Workers Campaign
The One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign aims to support national government efforts to upgrade and expand community health worker programs in sub-Saharan Africa, scaling them up to meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals. The 1mCHW Campaign positions Community Health Workers as a crucial delivery mechanism for expanding the reach of primary healthcare systems, particularly in low-resource settings, making them the strategic solution to reducing morbidity and averting mortality in mothers, newborns and children.
For more than 50 years, Pathfinder has delivered vital reproductive health programs that expand opportunities for women, men, and young people in developing countries. Pathfinder provides a range of services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Frontline health workers are essential to Pathfinder International’s work to ensure that vulnerable populations in remote locations have the right and opportunity to live healthy sexual and reproductive lives; supporting frontline health workers to provide sexual and reproductive health services pays dividends for families, communities, and nations.
Population Communication was founded in 1977 to communicate family planning and population messages to national leaders and to explore the cradle-to-the-grave policies and programs to achieve population stabilization. The president, Bob Gillespie, has advised governments in Taiwan, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Bangladesh and the Philippines on selecting, training, mobilizing, supervising and evaluating frontline health workers.
Population Services International (PSI)
PSI is a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like family planning, HIV/AIDS, malaria, contaminated water and threats to maternal and child health. The importance of frontline health workers in developing countries is often critical to meeting the health needs of the people PSI serves, and PSI is proud to be members of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition.
Public Health Institute (PHI)
The Public Health Institute envisions a world of healthy communities, where individuals are able to reach their highest potential. We believe that healthy communities will not be achieved without sufficient numbers of adequately supported frontline health workers.
RESULTS is a volunteer advocacy organization with over 100 chapters across the U.S. committed to ending the worst aspects of poverty through health, education, and economic opportunity. Access to health is an issue of equity and RESULTS is proud to be a member of the Frontline Healthcare Workers Coalition to push policies that enable the poorest in the world to have access to quality healthcare.
ReSurge International (formerly Interplast) provides free reconstructive surgeries for the poor and builds year-round medical access in underserved areas. ReSurge seeks to amplify the voices advocating for an increase in the quality and quantity of frontline health workers.
Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the US and more than 100 countries around the world. Our See Where the Good Goes campaign (www.goodgoes.org) was developed to educate Americans and policy makers about the life-saving work of frontline health workers. We are committed to expanding the reach of basic health care by training, equipping, and supporting health workers and celebrating their impact.
University Research Co., LLC
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. URC is pleased to collaborate with other organizations to advocate for continued and amplified strategic efforts and investments to not only increase the health workforce, but also support and optimize the performance of the existing workforce.
The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA)
The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood is an international coalition bound by a common goal to ensure that pregnancy and childbirth are safe for all women and newborns in every country around the world. To make this goal a reality we are calling for more health workers, including midwives, that are better trained and supported to ensure that every woman has the best possible care before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. We are committed to amplifying the voices of health workers, promoting realities they face every day and holding governments accountable to their commitments.
Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women. Strengthening health systems for sustaining and scaling-up critical health interventions, and addressing serious gaps of frontline health workers, is essential to meeting MDG5, and in turn, achieving all the DMGs.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential. As a member of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, we are excited to build upon our field experience in training and educating community health workers to advocate for improved access to health care in the developing world.