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David Nelson

Director of communications and knowledge management

A professional editor and writer with more than 25 years of experience, David Nelson has expertise in producing technical publications, capturing and disseminating knowledge, storytelling, documentary studies, and project management. He led communications for three USAID global projects led by IntraHealth: CapacityPlus, the Capacity Project, and PRIME II.

Nelson has coauthored articles in Human Resources for Health, Global Health: Science and Practice, and the North Carolina Medical Journal, and edited and coordinated production of dozens of technical briefs, policy papers, and tools published by IntraHealth. 

Nelson holds a master's degree from the University of Mississippi, where he served as the longtime editor of Living Blues magazine, and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest honors in creative writing.

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The Power of Storytelling: Advocacy by Frontline Health Workers

This technical brief covers our storytelling training with frontline health workers, allowing them to advocate for themselves at local, national, and global levels.

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Holding Health Workers Accountable: Using Data to Reduce Absenteeism in Uganda

This technical brief covers our use of data to reduce absenteeism among health workers in Uganda.

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Tutorat: Building a Culture of Quality in Senegal’s Primary Health Care Facilities

This technical brief covers our Tutorat mentoring approach to improve quality of care in Senegal.

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mHero: Communicating with Health Workers on the Front Lines of Pandemics

This technical brief covers our mHero platform, which connects health workers to health officials using basic mobile cell phones. This platform was first deployed during the Ebola outbreak in West...

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Afya Elimu: Funding the Next Generation of Health Workers in Kenya

This technical brief covers our Afya Elimu Fund, an affordable loan program that enables low-income health professional students to complete their education without interruption. The program was...

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