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News & commentary about the global health workforce

This Tanzanian Couple Plans Together, Dreams Together, and Fights HIV Transmission Together

A simple procedure is lowering the risk for thousands of couples in Tanzania.Read more

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One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn’t Going Away

It's a serious threat to public health and progress in HIV treatment and prevention—and something we have the knowledge to stop.

In Rural Uganda, One Trans Woman Fights for HIV Care for All

She knows from experience that health workers can either push LGBTI clients away from the care they need—or draw them to it.

Twelve Years Later, HIV in Namibia Looks Very Different

There's been enormous progress here, but adolescent girls and young women still face particular risk.

SwitchPoint Goes to Ghana

At the Extreme Affordability Conference in Accra, we saw some of the unusual partnerships and switchpoints that are transforming West Africa’s health and tech landscape.

How Do Attacks on Health Care Affect Women?

When hospitals or clinics are attacked, women often become targets. But what do we know about the real impact on their health and well-being?

Meet the Feminists of Western Mali

Contraception, sex ed, fistula, female genital mutilation—this group tackles them all.

Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning

What have we achieved on the road to making universal access to family planning a reality? And what's next?

11 Billion, Ready or Not: We Need To Put Family Planning on the Fast Track

By 2100, the world’s population will rise to 11 billion. But that doesn’t mean family planning investments aren’t working.

Can Interoperable Health Systems Really Save Moms and Babies?

In Tanzania, interoperability is working behind the scenes to bring vaccines to more babies that need them.

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