Let’s celebrate nurses and midwives, the superheroes of our health system

April 4, 2017

By Emily Katarikawe, Jhpiego Uganda Step into a health center anywhere across Uganda and you’ll likely find a talented team of nurses and midwives, running around in pink and white uniforms delivering babies, providing immunization, treating injuries and helping patients … Continue reading

Advocacy to Honor Health Workers for the 5th Annual World Health Worker Week

By Vince Blaser, Frontline Health Workers Coalition As Maria Valenzuela wound down her story, she held up a necklace with the pebbles from all of the low-income communities in Phoenix she serves, telling the spellbound Capitol Hill crowd she has … Continue reading

Tanzania’s New Task Sharing Policy Puts Social Service Workers on the Frontlines of HIV/AIDS Care

By Ronald Nakaka and Kathryn Utan, American International Health Alliance (AIHA) Stellah Kihombo provides social support services out of a small municipal office in Chanika ward, which is situated about 13 miles outside of Tanzania’s business capital of Dar es … Continue reading

From “Non” to “Oui”: How Community Health Workers are Revolutionizing Contraceptive Access, Use in Benin

By Tishina Okegbe, FHI360 and Nancy Pendarvis Harris, JSI Benin  — a beautiful, small, Francophone West African country with 11 million inhabitants – has a history of low family planning use due in part to conservative cultural and social norms. … Continue reading

Strengthening the global health workforce

April 3, 2017

By: Hunter Isgrig, FHI 360 This blog was originally posted on FHI 360’s blog, Degrees. The World Health Organization estimates that the current shortage of global health care workers is 7.2 million. Without intervention, this number will soar to 18 … Continue reading