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Images Save Lives: Frontline health workers improve maternal health outcomes using illustrations

By Julia Nakad, Hesperian Health Guides High in the Andes, the organization DESEA Peru has relied on images to improve local health outcomes. The group found creative ways to use images as a training resource with community health workers locally known as “qhalis” – from the Quechua expression...

Where There Is No NCD Specialist

By Zena Herman, Hesperian Health Guides Frontline health workers have proven their value as caregivers for maternal and newborn health, vaccination programs, malaria, and as community educators on nutrition, hygiene and other health issues. As the global disease burden shifts from communicable to...

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