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Blog: education and training

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.

Empowering Health Workers to Provide Gender-Competent Family Planning Services

Gender sensitivity is crucial to being an effective frontline health worker, that's why the USAID HRH2030 program has developed a definition of gender competence and created a competency framework for family planning service providers

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.

In Ethiopia, Health Extension Workers Are Learning Skills That Save Lives

Nationally, roughly 70% of deliveries in Ethiopia occur at home, and interventions such as prenatal and postnatal care are underutilized. MCSP is combating this through competency-based trainings that stress early identification of pregnancies and follow-up through the delivery and the postnatal periods.

Test on the Waters

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

Transforming Education through Student Retention and Recruitment

By Julia Bluestone, Jhpiego and Frontline Health Workers Coalition

This blog was originally posted on the Transformative Education for Health Professionals blog From Dialogue to Action .

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Loan Program Brings Peace of Mind to Kenya’s Aspiring Frontline Health Workers

The Afya Elimu fund plans to raise 1.5 billion Kenyan shillings (KES) by 2018 to train 20,000 health workers and help bridge Kenya’s health workforce shortage, which currently stands at a ratio of 15 health workers per 10,000 people.

Improving Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care in Zambia through Pre-Service Training

By Maura Christopher, American College of Nurse-Midwives

Imagine being a novice midwife in rural Zambia. You’re working in a peripheral health center in a remote area where you are the only health worker. You are totally alone except for a cleaner and a guard. You...

Frontline health workers: The missing link to making the data revolution work for global health

By Laura Hollod, Johnson & Johnson

“You want a revolution? I want a revelation.” – Angelica Schuyler, Hamilton the musical

There is no denying a data revolution is underway in global development.

The Millennium Development Goals (...