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Advancing Nurse Leadership in the Health Workforce

By: Dr. Vanessa Kerry, Co-founder and CEO, Seed Global Health

A stark example of the entrenched barriers to nursing leadership was made evident to me on a trip to meet with partners from leading training institutions. We were to discuss ways we could collaboratively...

Midwives Can Reduce the Number of Preventable Deaths From Pre-Eclampsia: Research from Kenya and Nigeria

This International Day of the Midwife, learn from the Population Council on how they are working with midwives to reduce preventable deaths from Pre-Eclampsia.

Why Hospital Medical Equipment Maintenance Is So Critical To Saving Lives, As Told By One of Tanzania’s Few Female Biomedical Engineering Technicians

Meet Nziza Pachal Rufutu, a 28 year old woman working a biomedical engineering equipment technician in Tanzania. Nziza supports frontline health workers and ensures that critical health equipment is operating to the highest possible standard.

From Malaria Prevention to Postpartum Family Planning, Midwives Are Changing the Story for Women in Rural Senegal

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.

Newborn Plans: Nurse Leader in Ghana Encourages First-Time Teen Moms to Take Charge of Their Lives

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 piece from Jhpiego focuses on Nurse Julia Doudu in Ghana.

Community Health Workers: Effective Teamwork Brings Us One Step Closer to Health for All!

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 piece is from Living Goods and focuses on community health workers.

Rewriting the Narrative on Women's Empowerment: How Investment in the Health Workforce is Key

As we celebrate International Women's Day, this op-ed explores the movements that have been made to empower women and girls, and asks what this means in practice, particularly for the health workforce.

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.