In the US, nurses take on incredible accountability for their clients' care. In Malawi, where the nursing ratio may be six nurses for 271 patients, that kind of attention is impossible.
At this convent, hospital, and school in Kamuli District, Uganda, budding midwives live by a motto: “The patient is my profession.”
How will health workers meet the world’s evolving needs in 2015 and beyond?
Nigeria needs more midwives, but students often can't afford the tuition it takes to become one.
Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. We're working with health workers to change that.
Mali is currently experiencing the most severe crisis of its existence.
By developing a more rational division of labor among HIV/AIDS health workers in developing countries, we can go a long way in “Overcoming the Last Barrier to Universal Access,” and nurses have a significant role to play in that effort.
Responding to the Urgent Need for More Health Workers: Rebecca Bailey on Health Workforce Education and Training
At 23, CapacityPlus’s Rebecca Bailey mailed two applications: to law school and to the Peace Corps.
The shortage of health workers around the world is estimated at over 4 million, and 57 countries are experiencing a critical shortage, defined as having fewer than 2.3 doctors, nurses or midwives per 1,000 population.
Investing in US-Trained Health Workers: Kate Tulenko Responds to 'America Is Stealing the World's Doctors'
The most important solution is for the US to train more of its own health workers.