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Health Worker Advocates: Who Are You Here for in 2019?

I'm here for Elie, a nurse in the north Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Clean Hands Count for Frontline Health Workers

The Global Handwashing Partnership highlights the importance of effective handwashing in health facilities and emphazises that proper hand hygiene can prevent the spread of infections, including health care-associated infections.

Social Accountability and Frontline Health Workers can Help Us Realize the Right to Health

For Human Rights day, this article from CARE explores the Community Score Card, a citizen-driven accountability approach that encourages both community members and frontline health workers to advocate for their rights.

How a Training on ‘Index Testing’ Helped a Social Worker Reunite a Family

Speaking to the Strategic Communications Advisor of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Côte d’Ivoire, a social worker shares how a training on 'index testing' that aims to identify sexual partners of HIV+ patients in order to test them and enrol them in treatment, enabled him to reuinite a family.

Getting to Zero: Lessons on Ebola and Global Health Security

By Jessica Turner for IntraHealth International. This article was originally published on IntraHealth International's publication VITAL, please see the original piece here .

We sat down with Oliver Johnson to find out how West Africa's 2014 outbreak is informing DRC's today.

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What Community Health Workers Want: A Combination of Incentives

This piece explores the integral role of community health workers, asking the question of how health systems can incentivize community health workers, urging that they receive the training and professional support needed to conduct their life saving work.

Learning from Health Workforce Strategies in Somaliland: Five Questions for Edna Adan

Edna Adan is a name familiar to many of us who work to strengthen health workforces around the world. Enda’s a strong and dazzling force dedicated to ending preventable and maternal death in Somaliland and eradicating the practice of female genital mutilation. Taking time out of a busy schedule at the recent United Nations General Assembly in New York, Edna, a longstanding friend of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, answered some of our questions.

Addressing Misconceptions and Eliminating the Stigma: Mental Health in Malawi

On World Mental Health Day, Seed Global Health interview their former volunteer, Amelia Rutter, about misconceptions in mental health in Malawi

These 5 Levels of Advocacy Are Moving the Needle on Contraceptive Use

In the struggle to end poverty, new ideas and powerful new voices are rising up, demanding change. And it's working.