World Health Worker Week 2017

World Health Worker Week is an opportunity to mobilize communities, partners, and policy makers in support of health workers in your community and around the world. It is a time to celebrate the amazing work that they do and it … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Unlikely health workers in Bangladesh: Celebrating female frontline health workers on International Women’s Day

By Rina Rani Paul, CARE Bangladesh, and Mariela Rodriguez, CARE USA Every year, on International Women’s Day, the global health community takes the opportunity to celebrate the progress made for gender equality and women’s health and rights around the world. … Continue reading

The Female-Dominated Health Sector Needs More Women

By Corinne Mahoney, IntraHealth International A lot has changed in health care since Peter Abwao grew up in a rural village in Kenya. Back then you couldn’t use a cell phone to beckon a health worker in the middle of … Continue reading

Task Sharing in Tanzania: The Expanded Role of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care

By Kathryn Utan and Ronald Nakaka, American International Health Alliance Mkuranga is one of six districts along the coast of the Indian Ocean that form Tanzania’s Pwani Region just south of Dar es Salaam,. About 190,000 people live in the … Continue reading

One Family’s Quiet Quest for Namibia’s HIV-Free Generation

By Margarite Nathe, IntraHealth International It’s delicate work, talking with clients who’ve stopped taking their HIV medicines, says Loide Iikuyu, a community health worker at Onandjokwe Hospital in remote northern Namibia. “I talk with them so peacefully,” she says. “You … Continue reading

Malawi Tracks Essential Health Service Delivery Through USAID-Backed Integrated Supportive Supervision System

By Sarah Dominis, Abt Associates The responsibility of the Malawian Ministry of Health to save and improve the lives of its people relies on data from even the most remote health centers on the quality of services they provide. Thanks … Continue reading

Building the frontline surgical workforce needed to deliver global health progress, drive economic growth

By Sara Anderson, ReSurge International In May 2017, two important anniversaries will be noted: the earthquakes in Nepal and the passage of World Health Assembly (WHA) Resolution 68.15, acknowledging the critical role of strengthening emergency and essential surgical care and … Continue reading

Every Woman Everywhere Deserves Cervical Health Screening

By Rosinah Dialwa and Bakgaki Ratshaa, Jhpiego It is long before 8am and nearly 80 women are waiting outside of Donga Health Clinic in Francistown, Botswana, for free, same-day cervical cancer screening and treatment. Nurse Portia Maphalala and her colleagues … Continue reading

Celebrating Community-level Pharmacy Technicians

By Kathryn Utan, American International Health Alliance Imagine living in rural South Africa, where there is just one practicing doctor for every 4,219 people in many places. Now imagine you’re also living with a chronic condition, such as diabetes, hypertension, … Continue reading