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Malaria Doesn’t Stop This Nurse in Uganda

Victoria sees a lot of malaria cases. Today, she's both nurse and patient.

WhatsApp Is a Lifeline for Nurses and Midwives in Remote Communities

A popular social media tool is changing the way health workers practice—and saving lives.

Health Workers in Rural Tanzania Find a Connection in the Health Network Programme

Our team traveled to the Lake Zone's remotest facilities to find out how users can get more from HNP.

For One Health Worker, Childbirth Proved More Dangerous than Ebola

Salome was one of 830 women around the world who died that day from problems related to childbirth.

At One Namibian Hospital, Shorter Lines, Healthier Clients

In remote northern Namibia, Onandjokwe Hospital is becoming a national model for bringing health care to people where they live.

Winifred, a Health Worker On Call

She was known simply as Omusirishi —“the one who treats”—in my village.

In Koulikoro, Malian Women with Fistula Find Compassion and Solidarity

I watched one health worker carefully chase mosquitoes from underneath the bed nets, so the women using them could rest.

Digital Health and the New World

I was a digital health novice before working with the informatics team at IntraHealth. Then they introduced me to mHero.

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?

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