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Dr. Christian Osae Obirikorang: "I'm a Health Worker"

What's most exciting about being a lecturer of molecular medicine at the School of Medical Sciences in Ghana? Dr. Obirikorang tells us.

One Nurse's Best Day at Work

Meet Phylis Cherono Siele, a nurse in Kenya's Tenwek Mission Hospital whose joy comes from helping clients find hope, even in the most difficult times.

Medical Education in Crisis: Training Doctors Without Faculty

How do you provide medical education without faculty? Not very well, it turns out. It's a problem in Tanzania.

What I’m Learning as a Nurse in Malawi

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.

How I Fell in Love with the Health Workers and Students at St. Joseph’s

At this convent, hospital, and school in Kamuli District, Uganda, budding midwives live by a motto: “The patient is my profession.”

CapacityPlus Awards Scholarships to Midwifery Students

Nigeria needs more midwives, but students often can't afford the tuition it takes to become one.

Picturing Our Work: Teaching Teachers to Save Lives

Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. We're working with health workers to change that.

Task Sharing, Not Task Shifting: Team Approach Is Best Bet for HIV Care

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.

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