World Social Work Day Reinforces Need for a Strong Social Service Workforce to Attain Our Global Goals

March 20, 2017

by Nicole Brown, Global Social Service Workforce Alliance Today we mark World Social Work Day to increase attention and political will for greater planning, development and support to the social service workforce. Celebrated the second Tuesday in March annually since … Continue reading

Unlikely health workers in Bangladesh: Celebrating female frontline health workers on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2017

By Rina Rani Paul, CARE Bangladesh, and Mariela Rodriguez, CARE USA Every year, on International Women’s Day, the global health community takes the opportunity to celebrate the progress made for gender equality and women’s health and rights around the world. … Continue reading

The Female-Dominated Health Sector Needs More Women

March 6, 2017

By Corinne Mahoney, IntraHealth International A lot has changed in health care since Peter Abwao grew up in a rural village in Kenya. Back then you couldn’t use a cell phone to beckon a health worker in the middle of … Continue reading

Task Sharing in Tanzania: The Expanded Role of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care

By Kathryn Utan and Ronald Nakaka, American International Health Alliance Mkuranga is one of six districts along the coast of the Indian Ocean that form Tanzania’s Pwani Region just south of Dar es Salaam,. About 190,000 people live in the … Continue reading

One Family’s Quiet Quest for Namibia’s HIV-Free Generation

March 1, 2017

By Margarite Nathe, IntraHealth International It’s delicate work, talking with clients who’ve stopped taking their HIV medicines, says Loide Iikuyu, a community health worker at Onandjokwe Hospital in remote northern Namibia. “I talk with them so peacefully,” she says. “You … Continue reading