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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.

Nurses are fighting on the front lines in Lesotho—without proper autonomy

Nurses in Lesotho run the show. But they have little power to give their patients the care they require.

From the frontlines of care: Q&A with Ugandan midwife Venny Musasizi

By Gillian Leitch, Jhpiego Uganda

At the 2017 Nurses and Midwives Symposium in Kampala, Uganda, I had the opportunity to speak with Venny Musasizi, an inspiring midwife working in one of the hardest to reach districts in Uganda. The symposium was co-hosted by...

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 .

Now is the time to push even harder for better and...

On International Day of the Girl Child, nursing student Dibyashree Behara reminds us of the power to dream – and the means to fulfill it

By Indrani Kashyap , Jhpiego

In her coastal farming village in eastern India, Dibyashree Behara knew that getting sick meant visiting a local healer or traditional medicine practitioner. “In my village, there is no doctor. One has to walk many miles before they can...

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...

Health Workers put Family Planning Clients First

In recent years the global health community has galvanized around a call to fulfill the unmet contraceptive needs of 225 million women, most of whom live in developing countries.

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-...