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News & commentary about the global health workforce

5 Women Who Are Using Robots, Data, Fashion, and Tech to Transform Global Development

A bold new generation of women is guiding the future of global health and development. You’ll meet some of them at SwitchPoint.Read more

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Trump’s Budget Would Set Back Global Health and Triangle Jobs

Op-ed: President Trump’s proposed budget would have a profound negative impact on health, globally and locally.

How Mobile Technology Is Transforming Lives in Rural India

Women health workers in rural India are using a mobile app to educate pregnant women about maternal and neonatal danger signs.

At the Farmers' Fair, Growers Display Foods for a Healthier Tajikistan

Community health educators in Tajikistan are teaching their communities the power of food and water.

International Aid Is More than Altruism

Our free gift to unnamed strangers keeps us all safer and the world a bit more stable.

The Female-Dominated Health Sector Needs More Women

It's time to provide women with more opportunities and support in the health sector.

For One Health Worker, Childbirth Proved More Dangerous than Ebola

Salome was one of 830 women around the world who died that day from problems related to childbirth.

At One Namibian Hospital, Shorter Lines, Healthier Clients

In remote northern Namibia, Onandjokwe Hospital is becoming a national model for bringing health care to people where they live.

One Family’s Quiet Quest for Namibia’s HIV-Free Generation

A community health worker’s two daughters both share their mother’s air of calm, but only one shares her HIV status.

Global Health Is an Investment We Can’t Afford to Pass Up

As a career physician, I've seen modern medicine rescue people from the brink of death. But major gaps remain.

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