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maternal and child health

Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence Are Important for Newborn Care Nurses
These skills can help nurses cope with stress, prevent burnout, and provide improved care.
It's Time for Nurses Like Beth to Lead

They have the skills to lead multidisciplinary teams and improve health services for us all.

Reflections on 2020 from a Nurse and a Midwife

What does 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife mean for us? How will we be honored —and how will we honor the profession?

Breastfeeding Is a Team Sport, and Frontline Health Workers are Key Players

Even in hard-to-reach and vulnerable places, frontline health workers empower women with knowledge about breastfeeding and how to keep their babies healthy.

Midwives Can Reduce the Number of Preventable Deaths From Pre-Eclampsia: Research from Kenya and Nigeria

This International Day of the Midwife, learn from the Population Council on how they are working with midwives to reduce preventable deaths from Pre-Eclampsia.

From Malaria Prevention to Postpartum Family Planning, Midwives Are Changing the Story for Women in Rural Senegal

For our World Health Worker Week blog series, we are featuring a number of posts that focus on different cadres of health workers, within health workforce teams. This great piece from IntraHealth International focuses on a midwife named Fatou in Senegal.

Frontline Voices for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Universal Coverage Efforts

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is the hot topic in development circles, enticing health officials, governments, civil society, and other stakeholders with the promise of affordable, accessible health services to all—reducing poverty and improving wellbeing in the process. Preparations are underway...

Learning from Health Workforce Strategies in Somaliland: Five Questions for Edna Adan

Edna Adan is a name familiar to many of us who work to strengthen health workforces around the world. Enda’s a strong and dazzling force dedicated to ending preventable and maternal death in Somaliland and eradicating the practice of female genital mutilation. Taking time out of a busy schedule at the recent United Nations General Assembly in New York, Edna, a longstanding friend of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, answered some of our questions.

Midwives: Drivers and Leaders in Addressing MNCH Gaps

All communities deserve to have access to locally trained and supported health workers. Key to achieving this goal is greater inclusion of midwives in decision-making roles in the national government, because unless midwives voices are represented at that level, policymaking decisions and priorities risk being misaligned with the needs on the ground.

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