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News & commentary about the global health workforce

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.Read more

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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.

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.

mSakhi: Digitizing Health Care at the Grass Roots

This app is revolutionizing health care for moms and babies in Jhansi, India.

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.

Keeping Babies HIV-Free

This team of health workers in northern Namibia is determined to test 100% of babies born to HIV-positive mothers. And they're almost there.

A Clean Bed, Anesthesia, and Other Small Comforts We Can Give Mali’s Moms

An assessment of health facilities found entire wards devoid of equipment and supplies. We can do better.

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