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Blog: Africa

Why Hospital Medical Equipment Maintenance Is So Critical To Saving Lives, As Told By One of Tanzania’s Few Female Biomedical Engineering Technicians

Meet Nziza Pachal Rufutu, a 28 year old woman working a biomedical engineering equipment technician in Tanzania. Nziza supports frontline health workers and ensures that critical health equipment is operating to the highest possible standard.

Calling All Girls

Health workers like Yustina and Tatu in Tanzania are making sure the HPV vaccine is not confined to classrooms.

For Underserved Populations in Tanzania, Social Service Workers Provide a Critical Link to Frontline Health Workers

For our World Health Worker Week blog series, we are featuring a number of posts that focus on different cadres of health workers, within health workforce teams. This post from AIHA looks at how social workers can play a crucial role in frontline heatlh workforce teams.

From Malaria Prevention to Postpartum Family Planning, Midwives Are Changing the Story for Women in Rural Senegal

For our World Health Worker Week blog series, we are featuring a number of posts that focus on different cadres of health workers, within health workforce teams. This great piece from IntraHealth International focuses on a midwife named Fatou in Senegal.

Newborn Plans: Nurse Leader in Ghana Encourages First-Time Teen Moms to Take Charge of Their Lives

For our World Health Worker Week blog series, we are featuring a number of posts that focus on different cadres of health workers, within health workforce teams. This piece from Jhpiego focuses on Nurse Julia Doudu in Ghana.

Community Health Workers: Effective Teamwork Brings Us One Step Closer to Health for All!

For our World Health Worker Week blog series, we are featuring a number of posts that focus on different cadres of health workers, within health workforce teams. This piece is from Living Goods and focuses on community health workers.

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.