Nurses and Stories Are a Powerful Combination

May 22, 2017

By Cecilia Amaral, IntraHealth International and Frontline Health Workers Coalition This blog was originally posted on Vital, the IntraHealth International blog. Samalie Kitooleko wants you to know that nurses are independent professionals who undergo years of education and do not … Continue reading

Through the Pharmacy Window

May 19, 2017

by Margarite Nathe, IntraHealth International “When I was in grade 8, I was into two things: fashion and medicine,” says Elina Nantinda, a 25-year-old pharmacy assistant in rural Namibia. “So I decided to study hard. I thought, ‘It would be so … Continue reading

International Day of the Midwife: Midwives, Mothers and Families are Partners for Life

May 5, 2017

By Nancy Kamwendo, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Malawi Midwives everywhere understand that by working in partnership with women and their families they can support them to make better decisions to have a safe and fulfilling birth. Today, May … Continue reading

The Power of Storytelling: Unlocking Energy for Change

April 28, 2017

By Michelle Korte, IntraHealth International and Frontline Health Workers Coalition Listening – that’s what I’m here to do at SwitchPoint, IntraHealth International’s annual “unconference” hosted in rustic Saxapahaw, nestled along the Haw River in an arrestingly green North Carolina wood. Listening … Continue reading

From the frontlines of care: Q&A with Ugandan midwife Venny Musasizi

By Gillian Leitch, Jhpiego Uganda At the 2017 Nurses and Midwives Symposium in Kampala, Uganda, I had the opportunity to speak with Venny Musasizi, an inspiring midwife working in one of the hardest to reach districts in Uganda. The symposium … Continue reading