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The Family Planning Health Workforce: Making an Impact

Health workers who provide family planning services can make a big difference in their clients' lives.

The Oft-Overlooked Job Description

A simple job description can do wonders for a health worker's morale and even the quality of care she provides. So why are job descriptions so hard to come by in some countries?

Meet Lenah, the Only Health Worker in Kyaango Village

Over 6,000 Kenyans count on her for care. She’s a nurse, pharmacist, records officer, and more—all day, every day.

Empowering Health Workers to Improve Service Delivery in Uganda

Agnes Masagwayi loves her job, but it hasn't always been easy. Fortunately, things are looking up for Uganda's health workers.

Investing in Health Workers Today Means More Lives Tomorrow

What happens to a struggling newborn if her caregivers aren't well trained? The first minute of life is crucial. By Dr. Vanessa Kerry.

Are Health Workers Delivering for Women? And Are We Delivering for Health Workers?

Skilled birth attendance is on the rise, but it's only increased by 10% in developing countries over the last 20 years.

A Guatemalan Nurse Works for Better Staff Performance—and Better Services for Patients

“I like providing support and care to patients,” says Rosa Lara de Forela, the subdirector of nursing at the Pedro de Bethancourt National Hospital in beautiful Antigua, Guatemala.

In Costa Rica, Strengthening Health Systems Has a Human Side

Until I came here, I thought of “health system strengthening” strictly in clinical, technical terms. But it's more than that.

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