Celebrating Community-level Pharmacy Technicians

January 17, 2017

By Kathryn Utan, American International Health Alliance Imagine living in rural South Africa, where there is just one practicing doctor for every 4,219 people in many places. Now imagine you’re also living with a chronic condition, such as diabetes, hypertension, … Continue reading

Transforming Education through Student Retention and Recruitment

January 10, 2017

By Julia Bluestone, Jhpiego and Frontline Health Workers Coalition This blog was originally posted on the Transformative Education for Health Professionals blog From Dialogue to Action. Now is the time to push even harder for better and more strategic investment in health … Continue reading

Misoprostol for postpartum hemorrhage: Empowering health workers to save lives

December 22, 2016

by Shafia Rashid, Management Sciences for Health. This blog was originally posted on Rights and Realities, the FCI Program of MSH. In Senegal, approximately 1,800 women lose their lives every year while giving birth. The major cause of these deaths is … Continue reading

Do We Really Need 39 Million More Health Professionals?

December 20, 2016

By Bruno Benavides, Chemonics Originally posted on Chemonics’ blog Connections. During the internship year of my medical training, Peru was affected by a severe El Niño. At that time, millions of people living in the poor peri-urban belt of Lima lacked access … Continue reading

At their finger-tips: how mobile technology is motivating Frontline Health Workers in Bihar, India

December 19, 2016

By: Carolyn Grant and Mariela Rodriguez, CARE Frontline health workers (FHWs) are often the first and sometimes only link to health services and information for communities and individuals. Many are overworked, unmotivated and lack the essential tools, training and support … Continue reading