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Life at Work for a Community Health Assistant in Zambia

In rural Zambia, community health assistants often go above and beyond their training. But is this safe?

Frontline Health Workers: A Missing Link in Global Health's Data Revolution

All too often, frontline health workers don't have the support or infrastructure they need to interact with data in a meaningful way.

Inspired by Real Heroes

One researcher found the antidote to the endless news cycle of human atrocities while interviewing community health volunteers in rural Zambia.

Research Team Asks a Big Question about Community Health in Zambia

Qualitative research lets health workers and clients speak for themselves—and leads to higher-quality health care.

An Avon-Like Approach to Lifesaving Health Care

After learning that beauty giant Avon had started in rural America, Chuck Slaughter set out to take health care door-to-door in Uganda.

“Mobilizing” the Global Community Workforce for Resilient Primary Health Systems

The role of ICT in creating resilient systems is profound, but we have yet to scratch the surface of possibilities.

Social Service Workforce Week Celebrates Community-Level Workers

Community health workers can have a tremendous impact on health and wellbeing, particularly for the most vulnerable among us.

New Contraceptive Gives Women More of What They Want

In Senegal, health workers and clients alike are loving Sayana Press, a new injectable contraceptive that’s easy to administer and pain-free.

Why We Need Data on Frontline Health Workers

mPowering Frontline Health Workers sits down with Dr. Kate Tulenko to talk about community health workers and how data about them can improve global health.

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