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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?

Three Cheers for Nurses Everywhere

Sure, it’s Florence Nightingale’s birthday. But it’s also a time to reflect on just how much nurses do to hold our global health systems together.

Community Nursing through the Eyes of a Nurse

In Zambia, an eye-opening research project on community nursing has one nurse educator re-examining the way she teaches.

Cervical Cancer Screening Uncovers a Great Need in Kenya

Screening is crucial, particularly for women who live with HIV.

Who Keeps Health Services Running in Kokwanyo Village?

Clients come to Kokwanyo Dispensary for HIV treatment, family planning, maternal care, and more. And they all see Nurse Richard.

When She’s Not Ready for Another Baby Yet

Nurse Jane in Kenya learned new family planning technologies. Now women in her community have more information and more options available to them.

In Tanzania, Medical Circumcision Services Rely on a Predominantly Female Nursing Workforce

One woman talks about the ups and downs of providing this HIV risk-reducing service.

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