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Three Challenges, One Solution: The Many Capes of Health Heroes

This UN General Assembly Week, reimagine how health heroes are critical to your cause. Because, while it's obvious we need health heroes, they also need us.

The End of Polio in Nigeria

By Tyler Marshall, International Medical Corps

A milestone global health victory has been achieved in the war against disease: Nigeria—and with it, all of Africa—is now polio-free. It is an accomplishment that has brought the world to the brink of eradicating the...

World Malaria Day: Celebrating frontline health workers and the programs that support them

By Cornelia Lluberes, ONE

There are 7.3 billion people living in our world today, and nearly half of them are currently at risk for malaria. Caused by parasites that are transmitted through the bites of female mosquitos, malaria is one of...

A Connected Health Workforce is Essential to Global Health Security

By Corinne Mahoney, IntraHealth International

They have the power to shut down cities, damage national economies, and even jeopardize the Olympic Games. As one epidemic after another has emerged during the past...

On the front lines of the Ebola response

By: Aliya Ladha, Amref Health Africa

There is something different about Salematou Soumah when you first look at her - a silent strength and a certain kind of wisdom seems to radiate from within her....

What to Do about Tuberculosis in Pregnancy

By Naomi Kalemba , Jhpiego

Mwanipela Village, Malawi — “I was very concerned,” the mother said, keeping an eye on her twin sons playing beside her. “I thought I was going to die from this disease, and I was concerned that my babies would die too...

Statement: Continued focus needed on heroic frontline health workers as Ebola recovery begins in West Africa

By Frontline Health Workers Coalition Staff

Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) Director Vince Blaser issued the following reaction to the World Health Organization’s declaration today that all known chains of Ebola transmission have been stopped in...

As Spirits Rise in Sierra Leone, Technology Offers More than Ebola Recovery

On Saturday, November 7, the World Health Organization declared Sierra Leone Ebola-f ree . Hundreds flooded the streets of Freetown to celebrate and pay tribute to those whose lives were lost during the outbreak.

Congressional Briefing Hears Hard Lessons Learned on Frontline Health Workforce Strengthening

By Maeve Halpin, IntraHealth International and Frontline Health Workers Coalition

It’s been more than 18 months since the Ebola epidemic began its devastation through Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, causing...