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More than a story: takeaways from the Health Heroes Plus Social Good Summit

As global health policymakers from around the world this week are discussing the financing needed to achieve universal health coverage on the sidelines of the World Bank spring meetings here in Washington – they would be wise to heed the stories and calls for investment and inclusion by the frontline health workers who spoke at the Health Heroes + Social Good Summit on April 5 during World Health Worker Week.

On World Humanitarian Day, Remember Local Health Workers

By Michelle Korte, IntraHealth International

When you think of a humanitarian, what image comes to mind? A foreign aid worker? A group of missionaries? Maybe a few American celebrities stirring trans-Atlantic compassion? (Just Google the term “humanitarian” and you’ll...

A Tanzanian Pediatrician and Advocate’s Take on Tanzania’s Health Workforce and U.S. Global Health Investments

By: Scott Weathers, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth International

The Frontline Health Workers Coalition recently sat down to speak with Dr. Namala Mkopi, a Tanzanian doctor, former President of the Medical...

BREAKING: Bipartisan Frontline Health Workers Resolution Introduced by Reps. Lowey, Crenshaw

By Scott Weathers, IntraHealth International and Frontline Health Workers Coalition

Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) introduced H. Res. 419 , “Recognizing the Importance of Frontline Health Workers” today in the U.S. House of Representatives....

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...

5 Ways to End AIDS by 2030

This article originally appeared in Devex .

By Margarite Nathe, IntraHealth International

When it started in the early 1980s, everyone was scared. No one knew how to help the people who were filling U.S. hospitals and then swiftly dying, or what to do for others suffering the...

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...

Ugandan nurses spearhead HIV testing and counseling services

By Dr. Keith Baleeta, Julian Natukunda, University Research Co. / USAID SUSTAIN Project and Irene Biraro-Seguya, Initiatives Inc.

A core challenge to fighting HIV in Uganda, as elsewhere in the developing world, is the diligence of overburdened frontline healthcare workers in getting...

Your Voice: Frontline Health Workers Are the Unsung Heroes of Global Health Progress

By Chris Thomas, USAID

This post originally appeared on the USAID Frontlines Blog

Djenebou Keita, a community health worker, tests a 2-year-old boy for malaria in Mali, one of 19 focus...