For our World Health Worker Week blog series, we are featuring a number of posts that focus on different cadres of health workers, within health workforce teams. This great piece from IntraHealth International focuses on a midwife named Fatou in Senegal.
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is the hot topic in development circles, enticing health officials, governments, civil society, and other stakeholders with the promise of affordable, accessible health services to all—reducing poverty and improving wellbeing in the process. Preparations...
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.
All communities deserve to have access to locally trained and supported health workers. Key to achieving this goal is greater inclusion of midwives in decision-making roles in the national government, because unless midwives voices are represented at that level, policymaking decisions and priorities risk being misaligned with the needs on the ground.
May 5th marks two important global advocacy days — Hand Hygiene Day and International Day of the Midwife. This year’s Hand Hygiene Day campaign focuses on the prevention of sepsis, and International Day of the Midwife celebrates midwives leading the way with quality care.
Vietnam, like many low- or middle-income countries, showed improvement in maternal and newborn mortality during the era of the Millennium Development Goals, but a gap remains between disadvantaged groups and more privileged groups. Poverty, education, language and geography are among the many barriers to health care.
Tanzania continues to face a severe shortage of frontline health workers like doctors, nurse midwives and assistant medical officers. Touch’s Treat & Train program tackles this gap in Tanzania’s health system.