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Blog: Africa

Tanzanian Nurses Propel Their Country toward Global 90-90-90 Targets, One Patient at a Time

As frontline health workers, nurses who can take on the task of initiating and managing ART – particularly in rural or underserved communities – are critical to Tanzania’s efforts to achieve the global 90-90-90 targets by providing quality, comprehensive health services, including ART, to people living with HIV.

Social Welfare Workers Bridge Gaps in HIV Care at the Grassroots Level in Tanzania

Social welfare workers such as Pruden Furaha have emerged as critical frontline caregivers working at the community level to provide a safety net for people living with or at risk of contracting HIV in Tanzania.

Test on the Waters

Beachside testing and counseling is a strategy for educating fisherfolk about HIV and for identifying those living with HIV.

Karamoja’s Mothers and Children Reap the Benefits of Health Systems Investments

By Lindsey Freeze, IntraHealth International

This post originally appeared on Vital , IntraHealth International's blog.

Veronica Munges, 19, holds her newborn hours after his birth at Nadunget Health Center III in Moroto, Uganda. Photos by Tommy...
A Malawian frontline midwife speaks

By Mtondera Munthali for White Ribbon Alliance

I am Mtondera Munthali, a midwife from Mzuzu city in the north of Malawi. My job is a very busy one. I’m in charge of the labor ward where 15 to 20 babies are born every day. I’m responsible for making sure there are...

Fostering the next generation of health workers

By Dr. Sanele Mandela, founder of Expectra 868 Health Solutions

This blog was originally posted on the NCD Alliance website.

During a 70th World Health Assembly event on access to diabetes medicines and care in underserved populations, health worker...

Why Investments in Frontline Health Workers Matter - Preventing needless deaths through trusted healthcare relationships

By Samalie Kitooleko, Nurse In-Charge of Uganda Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry and Belinda Ngongo, Global Health Leaders Fellow, Public Health Institute

This blog was originally posted at the Global Health Council blog .

It all started when I nursed a young...

What social accountability means for frontline health workers--digging into the black box

By Eric Sarriot and Karen Waltensperger, Save the Children USA

Social accountability in health refers to a group of approaches bringing health professionals, providers or managers, together with community members, or clients, in order to improve quality of services by...

Nurses and Stories Are a Powerful Combination

By Cecilia Amaral, IntraHealth International and Frontline Health Workers Coalition

This blog was originally posted on Vital , the IntraHealth International blog.

Samalie Kitooleko wants you to know that nurses are independent professionals who...

Through the Pharmacy Window

by Margarite Nathe, IntraHealth International

"When I was in grade 8, I was into two things: fashion and medicine,” says Elina Nantinda, a 25-year-old pharmacy assistant in rural Namibia. “So I decided to study hard. I thought, ‘It would be so nice to work with...