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Attacks on Health Workers Violate Everyone's Human Rights

On International Human Rights Day, support UN leadership to protect access to health care.

New Resource Centers Put Critical Information in the Hands of West Bank Health Workers

A new wealth of information could alleviate some costly strains on the West Bank's overloaded health system.

Why Nigeria’s Response to Ebola Succeeded

Dr. Egbe Osifo-Dawodu shares how Nigeria's government, ministries, health workers, and religious leaders took immediate action and stopped the spread of Ebola.

Emergency Care Comes into Focus in Ghana

In the emergency ward where she works, Dr. Eno Biney tells us how she saved a woman’s life the day before and how things might have turned out differently just a few years ago.

Health Workers Pay the Ultimate Price in the Fight against Ebola

In Sierra Leone, Ebola virus has claimed the lives of 40 frontline health workers. And it's taking a toll on West Africa's health systems.

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.

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.

Syria: In a Doctor's Words

For Dr. Qasem al Zein, the revolution began with a feeling of hope.

A Timbuktu Doctor on the Horrors of Providing Care under Jihadist Occupation

When Islamist militants came to town, Dr. Ibrahim Maiga had no choice but to make a deal.

An Excerpt from Kate Tulenko in the New York Times: Foreign Health Workers in the US Come with a Cost

In the NY Times, Tulenko discusses the dire economic and social consequences of insourcing and how it threatens the quality of care.

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