Ghana’s new CHW program also platform for eHealth innovations

October 21, 2016

By One Million Community Health Workers Campaign In June 2015 the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign hosted a workshop on collaboration between countries in sub-Saharan Africa and international development partners on financing the scale-up of community health workers (CHW) … Continue reading

On International Day of the Girl Child, nursing student Dibyashree Behara reminds us of the power to dream – and the means to fulfill it

October 10, 2016

By Indrani Kashyap, Jhpiego In her coastal farming village in eastern India, Dibyashree Behara knew that getting sick meant visiting a local healer or traditional medicine practitioner. “In my village, there is no doctor. One has to walk many miles … Continue reading

HealthRise Lessons from the Field: Creating “Coordinated Care Hubs” to Serve Underserved Populations in Minnesota

October 6, 2016

By Chanza Baytop, Abt Associates HealthRise is a five-year, $17-million global effort with funding and thought leadership from the  Medtronic Foundation designed to expand access to care for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes among underserved populations in Brazil, India, South … Continue reading

Malawi Struggles in Providing Quality and Accessible Maternal Care

September 14, 2016

By Enock Mnyenyembe, White Ribbon Alliance, Malawi Introduction by Elena Ateva, White Ribbon Alliance The vital contributions of midwifery for women and newborns to survive and thrive is well recognized. The 2014 Lancet Series on Midwifery proved the case for … Continue reading

A Strategy to Deliver a Fit-For-Purpose Global Health Workforce

September 9, 2016

By Vince Blaser, Frontline Health Workers Coalition This post was originally posted on the Global Health Council blog. The placards went from horizontal to vertical—indicating their nation wished to speak. One after another—from Guinea to Switzerland, Thailand to the United … Continue reading