On World Humanitarian Day, Remember Local Health Workers

August 19, 2016

by Michelle Korte, IntraHealth International When you think of a humanitarian, what image comes to mind? A foreign aid worker? A group of missionaries? Maybe a few American celebrities stirring trans-Atlantic compassion? (Just Google the term “humanitarian” and you’ll see … Continue reading

The End of Polio in Nigeria

August 8, 2016

By Tyler Marshall, International Medical Corps A milestone global health victory has been achieved in the war against disease: Nigeria—and with it, all of Africa—is now polio-free. It is an accomplishment that has brought the world to the brink of … Continue reading

AIDS2016: Opening One Door to Chronic Care

August 1, 2016

By Dr. Sanele Madela, Director Expectra Health Solutions, South Africa NOTE: This post was written in collaboration with – Jessica Daly and Belinda Ngongo of FHWC member Medtronic Foundation “I am a mother, and my question is why was it … Continue reading

Health workers: The unattended resource

July 1, 2016

By Melissa Wanda Kirowo, FCI Program of Management Sciences for Health NOTE: This post was originally published in the FCI program of MSH blog Rights and Realities At Women Deliver 2016 conference in May, I had the opportunity to talk with one … Continue reading

Frontline health workers: The missing link to making the data revolution work for global health

June 22, 2016

By Laura Hollod, Johnson & Johnson “You want a revolution? I want a revelation.” – Angelica Schuyler, Hamilton the musical There is no denying a data revolution is underway in global development. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to in … Continue reading