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For Humanitarian Workers, Mental Health Needs Are Often Overlooked

It's time to take mental well-being during complex emergencies seriously.

1.2 Billion Reasons Why Countries Must Empower Young People to Plan the Future

A tidal wave of youth is fast approaching the shores of adult society. It’s time to ensure they are part of the global conversation.

Being an Advocate for Family Planning Has Changed My Life—and My Future

Meet Abou, a youth ambassador in Guinea who knows firsthand the power of contraception.

Celebrating Love without Unwanted Pregnancy

Young advocates in Mali spread information about family planning and reproductive health services.

Community Health Workers: Forgotten No More

A new global campaign is pushing for salaries, benefits, and formal employment for these crucial health workers.

Through Bullets and Bombs to Reach Health Care

In conflict areas around the world, health workers like Patrick in South Sudan continue to risk their lives to do their jobs.

Nurses on the Front Line—Again

If a new flu pandemic strikes, nurses are likely to be our first—and best—line of defense.

More Babies Tested, Treated, and Born HIV-Free in Namibia

To end the country's HIV epidemic, new infections among children must be eliminated. This district is making it happen.

SwitchPoint: A Patient's Perspective

A conference like SwitchPoint could lead to a newfound global respect for my minority.

Failing Fast: Does It Apply to Health Care?

When you're developing new ideas or tech, failure isn't such a bad thing. But for health workers, it means something else.

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