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Unlikely health workers in Bangladesh: Celebrating female frontline health workers on International Women’s Day

Every year, on International Women’s Day, the global health community takes the opportunity to celebrate the progress made for gender equality and women’s health and rights around the world.

Building the frontline surgical workforce needed to deliver global health progress, drive economic growth

By Sara Anderson, ReSurge International

In May 2017, two important anniversaries will be noted: the earthquakes in Nepal and the passage of World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution 68.15 , acknowledging the critical role of strengthening emergency and essential surgical...

At their finger-tips: how mobile technology is motivating Frontline Health Workers in Bihar, India

By: Carolyn Grant and Mariela Rodriguez, CARE

Frontline health workers (FHWs) are often the first and sometimes only link to health services and information for communities and individuals. Many are overworked, unmotivated and lack the essential tools, training and...

How a paperless immunization system is empowering frontline health workers in Vietnam

By Nguyen Tuyet Nga, PATH , Vietnam Program Team Leader

NOTE: This blog was submitted in partnership with Frontline Health Workers Coalition member GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). ...

Increasing Global Priority for Surgical Care

By Sara Anderson, ReSurge International

When 10-year-old Rifat was 1 month old, he was sleeping under a mosquito net when a strong gust of wind blew through a window in his room, knocking over a kerosene lamp....

Planning a Family by Choice, Not by Chance

By Dr. Leslie Mancuso, President and CEO, Jhpiego

Photo by MNCH Services Project Pakistan

Initiation of family planning immediately after birth is both efficient for health systems and easier for women since few women in low-...

Prenatal Education in Indonesia

By Tiffany Montgomery, Kaiser West Los Angeles Medical Center and member of Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) In December 2013, along with other maternal health advocates, I visited Bandung, Indonesia to observe the progress being made by frontline maternal-...

Writing locally, thinking internationally: Collaborating to write health actions for women

By Julia Nakad, Hesperian Health Guides Dr. Aruna Uprety is a physician, women’s health activist and journalist in Nepal who knows that improving women’s healthcare takes a combination hard work, determination, and inspiration. She has been involved with a number of women’s health...

Frontline Health Workers’ Key Role in Improving Nutrition

By Sarah Dwyer and Geeta Sharma, IntraHealth International Sunita Kumari was struggling to get her message across. Working as an auxiliary nurse midwife in Gumla District, Jharkhand, India, she kept trying to mobilize the women of Toto, a village of 941 houses, to participate...

We’ve made staggering progress in maternal health in Bangladesh. Where next?

By Dr. Kaosar Afsana, BRAC

Note: This post was originally published on BRAC Blog

The patient, pictured here with a birth attendant and a community health worker, is an active participant in her own well-being. Photo courtesy: BRAC

Not long ago,...