From Malaria Prevention to Postpartum Family Planning, Midwives Are Changing the Story for Women in Rural Senegal
These health workers tell us what it looks like in practice.
These health workers tell us what it looks like in practice.
From food security to the future of PEPFAR, here are some of the trends we’ll be watching closely in the year ahead.
Need is growing by the hour.
In Niger, talking about sex and contraceptives isn’t always easy. But little by little, things are changing.
Contraception, sex ed, fistula, female genital mutilation—this group tackles them all.
How can more women rise to leadership positions in global health and beyond? Hawa Diallo has some ideas.
They spent most of their lives with the condition, but now two septuagenarians in Mali are healed—and they’re on a mission.
Fear and bias get in the way of humanitarian work every day. We're moving forward anyway.
Day 1 of SwitchPoint 2018 focused on fake news, true stories, and the power both have over how we do good—and how we do evil.
Most of the 350+ people who come to this North Carolina conference aren’t artists. That’s the point.
This International Women's Day, we're launching a new series that explores why there aren’t more women at the top in global health—yet.
It’s not all bad news.
What will it take to build the ideal health workforce?
Attacks on health care range from catastrophic to casual. At what cost?
The quirks and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down.
The job is difficult, frustrating, risky—and immensely rewarding.
New ventilated improved pit latrines are creating fresh opportunities for local families.
They can reach their peers in ways most government officials can’t.
They’re still strong—and ready to help end the country's epidemic.
Meet Elina Nantinda, one of a new generation of health workers who are turning the tide of Namibia’s HIV epidemic.
Be informed. Tell stories. Stick together. And other lessons on how to keep doing good from SwitchPoint 2017.
A big question on people’s minds today wasn’t “What are we doing for greater social good?” but “How can we keep doing it?”
In remote northern Namibia, Onandjokwe Hospital is becoming a national model for bringing health care to people where they live.
A community health worker’s two daughters both share their mother’s air of calm, but only one shares her HIV status.
This year, our annual list from IntraHealth International is filled with abundant uncertainty, and a cautious hope for progress.
Sister Veronika’s death is a tragic microcosm of a global problem.
SwitchPoint has always protested the status quo. It's known for breaking apart the usual way of doing things in international development and entrepreneurship. This year, though, it protested more than that.
The first day of SwitchPoint 2016 was one of intentional serendipity for hundreds of experts, entrepreneurs, and do-gooders from around the world.
Measuring “unmet need” has helped countries make great progress in family planning. But is there something better?
From air pollution to Zika virus, these diseases, threats, and trends are likely to shape the global health agenda in 2016.
The WHO announced today that Ebola transmissions have ended in Guinea. Now a new kind of hard work begins.
This year was marked by war, disease, and great progress.
Civil war drove him from his home when he was just a child, but now he’s back and helping the government track and manage HIV data like never before.
Each year, the country produces 2,000 new doctors and 7,000 new nurses. Yet there's often a shortage.
When it comes to data-wrangling software and apps, health sectors today have lots of options. But they may come with a language barrier.
These 10 stories highlight some of today's most critical global health trends—and how they affect the most vulnerable among us.
Development without dialogue just doesn’t work. Day 2 of SwitchPoint was all about partnerships for lasting progress.
Hundreds gathered today in North Carolina for SwitchPoint, all looking for forces to join, partnerships to forge, and good to do.
Whether it’s online or on the ground, out of sight or in the international spotlight, these women are blazing new and better trails for global health and development.
When it comes to talking to clients about vaccinations, clear communication is essential for health workers. And so is training.
Mobile tech. Global health security. Cancer. We’ve got our eyes on 10 topics that will shape 2015 for many of us—especially the health workforce.
Sierra Leonean Mohamed Jallow talks with VITAL about day-to-day life in his home country as it reels from the Ebola crisis.
We met some amazing health workers this year. They work hard every day to keep their communities healthy—and many put their lives on the line to do it.
Some are good, some are bad, but all are illuminating as we enter 2015.
We’ve got 15 years to snuff out a virus that has killed 39 million people. These five approaches are going to help us do it.
He’s a powerful spell-caster who can cure HIV with herbs, and more from my email exchange with a quack.
Two global health advocates experience firsthand the inner workings of a rural, mobile HIV facility.
The chair of IntraHealth's board shares her plans for Mali’s fistula survivors—including greater health, dignity, and prosperity.
Impact magazine delves into stories of health workers around the world—and asks some big questions about their future.
Youth and data. Music and nomenclature. Culture and controversy. These top 10 pieces from the past year on VITAL run the gamut of what it takes to plan for our population’s health and future.
What will it take to create a healthy, prosperous world population as we pass the 7.2 billion mark?
Couldn’t make it to the second and final day of SwitchPoint 2014, but still want to be inspired by some of the biggest ideas in global health? These highlights are just for you.
We covered a lot of ground for global good at SwitchPoint today. In case you couldn’t join us, here are some highlights.
We sat down with Fatimata Touré to find out what it’s like to be an International Woman of Courage, how the award will change her life, and whether reconciliation is possible in war-battered northern Mali.
Data and open-source software are helping to clear the path to universal health coverage.
It takes both knowledge and courage to seek out complex HIV care. These counselors offer both.
Many are alive today because of the health workers who were ready to treat their injuries as soon as they rolled in the door.
When Islamist militants came to town, Dr. Ibrahim Maiga had no choice but to make a deal.
Health workers, teachers, and religious leaders can prevent underage marriages. In India, we're helping them do it.
At IntraHealth, our work of empowering health workers around the world intersects with gender violence more often than you might think.
Months of violence and looting have whisked away medical supplies and expertise. Now, patients who could have easily been saved a year ago are dying.
Back in 2000, only about 25% of mothers in Rwanda delivered their babies in health facilities. Today, that number is almost 70%.
When a health facility does not run smoothly it can quickly become a place where bad things happen.