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News & commentary about the global health workforce

Nurses Come Out of Retirement to Fight HIV in Namibia

They’re still strong—and ready to help end the country's epidemic.Read more

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A Preacher on a Mission to End HIV in Zambia

Whether he’s on his bike, giving a sermon, or counseling at the clinic, Reverend Lusale is ready to talk to anyone about HIV.

Real Talk App Elevates Teen Voices to Transform Sex Education

A new app brings sex ed directly to middle school students through storytelling—on their phones.

Meet the Young Future-Planners of West Africa

They’re informed, determined, and looking ahead for the good of their countries.

It's Time to End Sexual Harassment

Health workers deal with stressful situations every day. Sexual harassment should no longer be one of them.

To Empower Women Is to Empower Nations: Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan

As a health worker in a conflict zone, I learned what it means to be in the right place at the right time.

Where Do Big Ideas for Greater Good Come From? Humanitarians Tell All

Brian Southwell asks some big questions. And these SwitchPoint speakers answer.

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.

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