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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.

Accountability Key to Sustaining Frontline Health Worker Successes

Living Goods on working with the Ministry of Health in Uganda to develop a pilot results-based financing mechanism for community health.

Supporting Community Health Workers and Volunteers - Reflections from Mozambique

Lisa Bos of World Vision writes of her recent trip with US Congressional staff to Mozambique to see both the impact of US investments and the challenges the country faces in providing high-quality health services.

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.