A First Responder on the Frontlines of the Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

August 19, 2015

By Jenna Montgomery, International Medical Corps Doa’a is a health program officer in Yemen working for International Medical Corps. Since last spring her reports have appeared on our website providing a rare view from inside a country at war where … Continue reading

Stronger Health Systems Could End Abuse during Childbirth

July 17, 2015

By Rebeccah Bartlett, UNC-IntraHealth Summer Fellow, IntraHealth International When I volunteered in a maternity ward in the Philippines in September 2013, I had about 18 months’ experience under my belt as a midwife and a couple more as nurse. I … Continue reading

Advocating for Change: Empowering the Maternal Health Workforce We Need to Save Lives

July 10, 2015

By Lilia Carasciuc, White Ribbon Alliance In Western Tanzania, Elvina Makongolo is the only midwife on staff at the Mtowisa Health Centre’s maternity ward. She works around the clock to give pregnant women the care they need. She knows all … Continue reading

A Call to Scale-Up Community Health Workers

June 17, 2015

This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post Impact Blog.  By Jeffrey Sachs, Earth Institute at Columbia University This post is co-authored with Sonia Sachs on behalf of the 1 Million CHW Campaign. Public health officials and practitioners from around Africa and … Continue reading

Statement Submitted at World Health Assembly 2015 on Ebola

May 19, 2015

This statement was submitted by IntraHealth International on behalf of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition for World Health Assembly 2015 on Agenda Item 16.1: 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak and follow-up to the Special Session of the Executive Board on Ebola. Continue reading