Champion Women to Address the Health Workforce’s Leaky Pipeline

By Vanessa Kerry, Seed Global Health Humanitarian emergencies caused by infectious disease, conflict, and natural disasters have caused shock after shock to health systems worldwide. The headlines are still fresh in our minds. Ebola. Zika. The Syrian refugee crisis. The … Continue reading

The Humanity Behind Frontline Health Care

By Margarite Nathe, Senior Editor, IntraHealth International This post originally appeared on Global Health Writes on November 14 2017. Kicker: The job is difficult, frustrating, risky—and immensely rewarding. The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health began with six powerful … Continue reading

Health Workers: the backbone of strong health systems

By Chunmei Li, Director, Johnson & Johnson This story was originally published on the Healthy Newborns Network Blog. Health workers are heroes.     Let me tell you about a family I met on my travels. The baby’s name was Michael. … Continue reading

Orthopedic surgeon recounts dangers, impact of working in war-zones and natural disasters

By Crystal Wells, Roving Communications Officer, International Medical Corps Dr. Santhosh Kumar was in the operating theater, a patient intubated on the table in front of him, when the earthquake hit. It rattled cupboards and shelves to the ground. People … Continue reading

To Achieve SDGs, Grow Economies, We Must Invest in the Frontline Health Workforce

By Vince Blaser, Frontline Health Workers Coalition Four years ago, ahead of the world’s last major forum to touch on the health workforce, advocates gathered at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to plead for a global consensus on how … Continue reading

Strengthening the Health Workforce to Achieve the SDGs

By Daisy Winner, Seed Global Health Established in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all member countries of the United Nations focused on ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all as part of a … Continue reading

Improving Health Services and Facilities through WASH

By Lisa Bos, World Vision In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF released the first multi-country review of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) access in health facilities.  The report looked at 54 low- and middle-income countries.  The results … Continue reading