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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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Rural Uganda Gets a Health Worker Boost

The sight of serene hills stretching into the horizon calmed my nerves as we snaked our way through steep and narrow dirt roads deep in Buhweju district, in South Western Uganda, 319 kilometers...

Stronger Health Systems Can Provide Palestinians with Better Health Care

Improvements can help Palestinians access better health care today—and prepare for the unknowns of tomorrow.

Family Planning Information for All: Addressing Myths and Misconceptions about Family Planning

Join HIFA's thematic discussion on family planning and contraception information needs.

Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers

A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems—and the lives they can save.

Safer Toilets Bring Better Health, New Business to Tajikistan

New ventilated improved pit latrines are creating fresh opportunities for local families.

To End HIV Stigma, We Must Fight a Long History

Health workers can play a key role in ending discrimination against people who live with HIV.

For HIV Clients in Zambia, Referrals Are Life-Changing

A simple document from a trained health worker can give clients the courage they need to face the virus head-on.

How Do You Become a Humanitarian?

Ghiath Alddin Zeen was forced to leave Syria, but continues to find ways to help his people.

What's Not a Target

Health workers and facilities are supposed to be protected by the rules of war, but they're still being attacked.

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