Building the frontline surgical workforce needed to deliver global health progress, drive economic growth

February 16, 2017

By Sara Anderson, ReSurge International In May 2017, two important anniversaries will be noted: the earthquakes in Nepal and the passage of World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution 68.15, acknowledging the critical role of strengthening emergency and essential surgical care and … Continue reading

Every Woman Everywhere Deserves Cervical Health Screening

January 24, 2017

By Rosinah Dialwa and Bakgaki Ratshaa, Jhpiego It is long before 8am and nearly 80 women are waiting outside of Donga Health Clinic in Francistown, Botswana, for free, same-day cervical cancer screening and treatment. Nurse Portia Maphalala and her colleagues … Continue reading

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