Female Health Workers for the Prevention of Malaria

December 6, 2016

By Hawa Camara, Abt Associates Since 2011, the United States President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI)  Africa Indoor Residual Spray (AIRS)  Project has protected millions of men, women, and children in Sub-Saharan Africa against malaria by spraying insecticide indoors on walls, ceilings, … Continue reading

Loan Program Brings Peace of Mind to Kenya’s Aspiring Frontline Health Workers

November 16, 2016

By Peter Abwao, IntraHealth International Asthma remains the most common chronic disease among children and affects 235 million people worldwide. In Africa, myths associated with the condition mean children and adults struggle not only with the health challenges associated with … Continue reading

Inclusive data collection on CHWs, all health workers required to meet new global compacts, new analysis finds

November 14, 2016

By Vince Blaser and Michelle Korte, Frontline Health Workers Coalition secretariat and IntraHealth International As researchers, practitioners and policymakers gather this week in Vancouver, Canada, for the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver , momentum for action … Continue reading

Investing in health workers: the business case

November 11, 2016

Daryl Burnaby, GSK “For too long countries have seen health workers as just another cost to be managed,” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, as the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth published their final report. Instead of … Continue reading

Access to safe and affordable surgical and anesthesia care when needed: A global promise that must be fulfilled

November 3, 2016

By Dr. Ross “Rusty” Segan, Johnson & Johnson A surgical colleague of mine once offered  a hypothesis to his group of eager medical students: everyone lives in at least one of three states – pre-op, intra-op and post-op.  At first, … Continue reading