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It’s Time to Be Impatient, to Achieve Health Equity

Conventional wisdom tells us that change takes time, but I would argue it is time to be impatient. We must challenge ourselves to be intolerant of the perpetuation of the two standards of care that exist in the world today; it results in unnecessary loss of lives and destruction of communities. Dr Vanessa Kerry says it's time to be impatient to achieve health equity!

World Social Work Day Reinforces Need for a Strong Social Service Workforce to Attain Our Global Goals

by Nicole Brown, Global Social Service Workforce Alliance

Today we mark World Social Work Day to increase attention and political will for greater planning, development and support to the social service workforce. Celebrated the second Tuesday in March annually since...

Investing in health workers: the business case

Health workers deliver a triple return for health, economic growth and global health security. Investing in swelling the ranks of skilled health staff is therefore pivotal to achieving the ambitious Global Goals to improve health, prosperity and sustainable development by 2030.

A Strategy to Deliver a Fit-For-Purpose Global Health Workforce

By Vince Blaser, Frontline Health Workers Coalition

This post was originally posted on the Global Health Council blog .

The placards went from horizontal to vertical—indicating their nation wished to speak. One after another—from Guinea to...

World’s Health Ministers Approve Historic Global Health Workforce Strategy: Workforce 2030

By Scott Weathers, IntraHealth International

GENEVA – The world’s health ministers last week at the 69 th annual World Health Assembly approved an unprecedented resolution on health workforce that included...

Bridging the Gap: Surgical Care in Low-Resource Settings

By Susan W. Hayes, ReSurge International

Seven years ago, young Mohammed Hussein was playing with friends near his home in Bangladesh when an accident occurred that would change his life forever.

He and his friends were beside a road that was being paved, when Mohammed...

A Bold Strategy and Clear Vision to Improve the Global Health Workforce

By Vince Blaser, Frontline Health Workers Coalition

If not well thought out or without a plan to garner support or how to implement, strategies can be boring, dry and ineffective in driving action. On the other hand, strategies with a clear vision backed by governments, civil society,...

Saving Lives Starts with Frontline Health Workers, Congressional Roundtable Told

By Zoe Matza, Frontline Health Workers Coalition

Strengthening the health workforce on the frontlines of care is a must for United States’ global health priorities to be achieved, leadership of the World Health Organization, U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and...

Learning to Pay the Price: The Need for Remuneration of Frontline Health Workers

This post originally appeared on the Maternal Health Task Force blog page .

By Cindil Redick, One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign

In many parts of rural sub-Saharan Africa, clinics and hospitals are few and far between. A recent report by...