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Can a Village Revolution for Mothers and Newborns Go Global?

By Carolyn Miles, Save the Children NOTE: This blog was originally published in HuffPost Impact. Fifteen years have passed since a husband and wife team in western India challenged the notion that the deaths of thousands of mothers and millions of babies during pregnancy and childbirth are...

Making The Case For Midwifery

By Amy Boldosser-Boesch, Family Care International (FCI) This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post In 1998, Fatimata Kané was still a practicing midwife, visiting a local village when she met Kadija.* Kadija was pregnant and nearing the end of her third trimester. Fatimata could...

U.S. leadership for the health workforce we need post-2015

By Mandy Folse, Frontline Health Workers Coalition Here at the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, we often say “American leadership matters” in driving action toward addressing the human resource gaps that severely hinder progress in saving lives and enabling prosperity around the world. This...

What we're hoping for at the World Health Assembly

By Vince Blaser, Frontline Health Workers Coalition The 67th World Health Assembly (WHA), an annual gathering of the world's health ministers, began today in Geneva. This year's WHA comes at a particularly crucial moment for leadership to ensure the world has the health workforce needed to deliver a...

World Health Worker Week Delivers Strong Call To Center Focus on Access

By Vince Blaser, Frontline Health Workers Coalition NOTE: This piece was originally posted in the Healthy Newborn Network Blog. WASHINGTION, DC – At the close of a week where I witnessed one of the first plastic surgeons in Bangladesh captivate Capitol Hill with accounts of saving lives of women and...

Thank a Health Worker – Unsung Heroes of Global Health

By Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID NOTE: This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post. When was the last time you thanked your health care provider? We often forget how much care, guidance and support they give, and the sacrifices they make to...

Five Key Steps to Making the Health Workforce a Post-MDG Priority

By Pape Amadou Gaye, IntraHealth International NOTE: This blog first appeared in IntraHealth International's blog VITAL. This is a pivotal year for the international development community. Fourteen years ago, world leaders gathered at the United Nations headquarters and set eight major goals to...

Celebrating Heroes in Health

Joint World Health Worker Week Statement by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, Global Health Workforce Alliance, Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative Every year on April 7, people from around the world celebrate World Health Day, designed to mark the anniversary of the World Health Organization...

The Health Worker of the Future: Four Key Roles They’ll Play in the 21st Century

By Rebecca Kohler, IntraHealth International The health worker of the future—whether it’s a primary care physician, a community health worker, a faculty member, or other frontline health worker—will be living in a whole new paradigm. The challenges and opportunities will be unique. And health...

Three Ways for Health Workers to Mitigate a Hidden Global Crisis

By Susan W. Hayes, ReSurge International The birth of a child is typically a time of happiness and celebration. But in Nepal a family’s joy turned to horror when during a traditional birth ceremony, 2-month-old Astha fell from her mother’s lap into an open fire. She was scooped from the flames and...

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