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Empowering Health Workers to Provide Gender-Competent Family Planning Services

Gender sensitivity is crucial to being an effective frontline health worker, that's why the USAID HRH2030 program has developed a definition of gender competence and created a competency framework for family planning service providers

Supporting Community Health Workers and Volunteers - Reflections from Mozambique

Lisa Bos of World Vision writes of her recent trip with US Congressional staff to Mozambique to see both the impact of US investments and the challenges the country faces in providing high-quality health services.

Caroline Mtani is fierce about helping mothers and babies

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.

Women on the Frontlines of Health Service Delivery

AIHA recently asked some of the frontline health workers trained through their projects to tell us about their work. In honor of World Health Worker Week 2018, we’re pleased to shine a spotlight on these women and the critical health services they provide to their communities.

Meeting the women who are changing their world

Masuda, Shankori and Shilpi are women who are changing their world. They are entrepreneurial midwives that I met in Sunamganj, Bangladesh. They are improving health access in one of the most remote districts but where maternal and under-5 mortality rates have fallen dramatically in only a few years. These powerful women are also generating more income for their families and changing social norms.

Empowering Women in the Health Workforce for Economic and Social Growth

If investment in health employment was truly proportionate to its impact, and wasn’t bound by the gender of its workers, it would be transformative.

Women, the driving force behind progress in the fight against NTDs

NTDs affect more than 1 billion people worldwide. These disabling and debilitating diseases thrive in the world’s poorest communities, especially those without access to improved sanitation and hygiene, areas which often have limited access to trained and supported health workers.

Women of Action: The “Force” in the Global Health Workforce

The role women play in the health workforce globally – and here at home – cannot be overstated.

Restituta Achieved Her Dream Of Helping Other Women

Restituta Mabilla Limbe is a determined 34-year-old woman who always dreamed of helping women and young girls in her community.

Champion Women to Address the Health Workforce’s Leaky Pipeline

Humanitarian emergencies caused by infectious disease, conflict, and natural disasters have caused shock after shock to health systems worldwide.